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JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE

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JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 117m 59s

Release date 24/10/2014

BBFCInsight drug use, strong language, violence, sex references

Genre(s) Drama, Music

Director(s) John Ridley

Cast includes André Benjamin, Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, Burn Gorman, Ruth Negga, Ashley Charles, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Amy De Bhrún, Laurence Kinlan, Robbie Jarvis

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 14/10/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE is a biopic about the musician Jimi Hendrix, as it charts his arrival on the sixties London music scene, as well as his relationships with the two women in his life.

Drugs

There are scenes of drug use, including a scene in which characters take LSD and experience its effect. Later, two characters are seen smoking marijuana.

Language

There are over forty uses of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**king') and moderate and milder bad language, including 'bitch', 'bloody', 'ass', 'shit', 'bastard'.

Violence

There is a scene of strong violence when a character lashes out at a female on the phone and hits her in the face with the phone receiver several times. There is sight of bloody injury and her badly bruised and cut face.

Sex

There are strong sex references such as 'sucking a Rolling Stone's cock' and 'their whole life is a motherf**king blowjob'.

There is some racist behaviour depicted with footage of a 'Keep Britain White' placard, as well as a scene in which several policemen confront a black male and white female and harass the male for wearing a soldier's jacket. There is also a scene implying a character has taken an overdose of pills.

Details

Also known as
ALL IS BY MY SIDE
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
29/08/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
117m 59s
Approved footage
10618+8
BBFC reference
AFF318090
Registration number
CFJ33320

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