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THE IMAGE BOOK (2018)

THE IMAGE BOOK <span>(2018)</span> artwork

THE IMAGE BOOK (2018)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 85

Release dates 02/12/2018

BBFCInsight strong violence, sex, nudity, threat, images of real dead bodies

Genre(s) Drama, Documentary

Director(s) Jean-Luc Godard

Summary THE IMAGE BOOK is a Swiss film, mixing drama and documentary footage, which compares memory and experience from the West, the Arab world and Russia.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 22/11/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE IMAGE BOOK is a Swiss film, mixing drama and documentary footage, which compares memory and experience from the West, the Arab world and Russia.

Violence

In what may be documentary footage, a man executes another by gunshot, and gunmen in a car open fire upon pedestrians. There is no injury detail to these scenes. In black-and-white archive footage, a row of prisoners are hanged from a gallows. There are scenes of violence from dramas: a teenager shoots another in the chest, with bloody detail.

Sex

It is implied that a man performs oral sex on another.

Nudity

Breast and rear nudity is occasionally sexualised: clothed figures lead naked people on all fours; a naked figure climbs on top of another.

Threat

In brief scenes from dramas, a soldier lifts a frightened woman's skirt with his rifle, and a man tortures a prisoner with a blowtorch.

Disturbing images

In documentary footage, there is a close up black-and-white shot of a female corpse with facial injuries, and soldiers handle corpses on a battlefield

In documentary footage, a man kills a horse with a bolt gun. There is use of mild bad language ('shit', 'bloody'), as well as milder terms such as 'moron'.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

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Details

Title
THE IMAGE BOOK
Year
2018
Formats
Cinema
Distributor(s)
MUBI
Classified date(s)
19/10/2018
Main language
English, Arabic, French
BBFC reference
AZF367959

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