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JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE

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JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 112m 54s

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 mild 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

Title
JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
05/01/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
112m 54s
BBFC reference
AVF318090
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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