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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 115m 27s

Release date 30/11/2012

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, sex and violence and a brief strong sexual image

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Thomas Vinterberg

Cast includes Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 20/11/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JAGTEN - THE HUNT is a Danish language drama with English subtitles in which a kindergarten teacher's life spins out of control when he is accused of sexually abusing one of his pupils. It is rated 15 for strong language, sex, violence and a brief strong sexual image.

There are eight uses of strong language and a brief sex scene, featuring a man thrusting into a woman without any clear sight of nudity. There are also some moments of strong violence, including a scene in which a man is punched in the face and another scene in which a man is repeatedly punched and thrown to the ground. There is some sight of blood on faces.

In one scene teenage boys look at a pornographic image and show it to a young girl. The image in question is only briefly seen and depicts a woman holding a man's erect penis. The young girl and the image are never shown together and there is no suggestion the child actress was ever exposed to the image. Although graphic, the image has an important contextual justification in the narrative because when the young girl explains what she's seen, the audience is aware that she's describing this image rather than a real life situation with her teacher.

The film also features some brief full frontal male nudity, without any sexual context, and some scenes of smoking. There is brief sight of a deer being shot, although there is no evidence of animal cruelty, and sight of a dead dog in a bag. There are also some verbal references to sexual abuse, in the context of the narrative.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.


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