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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 106m 15s

BBFCInsight strong language, sex, nudity

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Derek Jarman

Cast includes Jenny Runacre, Toyah Wilcox, Little Nell, Jordan, Ian Charleson, Adam Ant, Hermine Demoriane, Karl Johnson, Linda Spurrier, Neil Kennedy

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 06/03/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JUBILEE is Derek Jarman's dystopian punk drama, originally released in 1978.


Over twenty uses of strong language ('f**k'), some of which are aggressive and some of which are used in sexual context. There is also moderate and mild bad language.


There is a strong sex scene in which a man thrusts exaggeratedly into a woman, as two other women look on. The scene contains breast nudity and fleeting full frontal nudity, as a woman passes in front of the camera. In a further sex scene there is also a brief glimpse between a woman's legs.


Several scenes of violence, including a man being suffocated with a plastic sheet, and a policeman being knifed and castrated, with sight of his guts briefly falling from his stomach. The violence is presented in an unrealistic fashion.

The film also contains a scene in which a woman carves the word 'love' into another woman's back, using a knife.


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