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JODOROWSKY'S DUNE

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JODOROWSKY'S DUNE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 90m 17s

BBFCInsight moderate sex references, drug references

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Frank Pavich

Cast includes Alejandro Jodorowsky, Amanda Lear, Brontis Jodorowsky, Chris Foss, Christian Vander, Devin Faraci, Michel Seydoux, Nicolas Winding Refn

Summary JODOROWSKY'S DUNE is a documentary about the career of Alejandro Jodorowsky and his unrealised dream of making a film adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 14/01/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JODOROWSKY'S DUNE is a documentary about the career of Alejandro Jodorowsky and his unrealised dream of making a film adaptation of Frank Herbert's 'Dune'.

Sex

In one scene Jodorowsky describes the conception of a character as portrayed in a storyboard. He says, "She changes the blood into semen and we see the blood going inside the vagina and the uterus. She became pregnant with a drop of blood". In a later scene, describing how he approached Herbert's novel for his proposed film adaptation, Jodorowsky says, "If you respect the woman you will never have a child...You need to rape the bride. I was raping Frank Herbert, raping like that".

Drugs

A collaborator in the project recalls how, when he first met Jodorowsky, they smoked 'special marijuana' together. There is also a passing and undetailed reference to LSD users.

There are some comic book-like storyboard images of violence. These include the dismemberment and decapitation of one character, and the implied throat cutting, with a knife, of another. A black and white clip from one of Jodorowsky's early films includes brief female breast nudity. There is also some mild bad language, including uses of 'crapping', 'hell', 'Jesus', 'pissing off' and 'shit'.

Details

Title
JODOROWSKY'S DUNE
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
WDSMP UK
Classified date(s)
14/01/2015
Main language
English
Other languages
French
Submitted run time
90m 17s
Approved footage
8125+8
BBFC reference
AFF322677
Registration number
CFJ34641

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