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KEN AND KAZU

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KEN AND KAZU

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 96m 11s

Release date 29/01/2018

BBFCInsight strong language, bloody violence, drug misuse, child abuse references

Genre(s) Crime, Drama

Director(s) Hiroshi Shoji

Cast includes Shinsuke Kato, Katsuya Maiguma, Daisuke Ebara, Kisetsu Fujiwara, Shuna Iijima, Takuya Sugiyama

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 19/01/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

KEN AND KAZU is a Japanese crime drama in which a low-level drug dealer finds himself out of his depth when his friend suggests going behind their boss' back.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') throughout, alongside milder terms including 'prick', 'bitch', 'asshole' and 'pussies'.

Violence

There are numerous scenes in which men attack one another, delivering hefty punches and kicks until they are left with bloody faces. In other scenes, men are stabbed and slashed with knives, resulting in large spurts of blood. A man is twice shown behaving violently towards his mother, gripping her by the throat until she is left red-faced and panting on the floor.

Drugs

A man is shown snorting meth. There are also verbal and visual references to drugs and drug dealing throughout the film, with multiple scenes depicting meth being cooked, packaged and sold.

Theme

A man describes suffering violent abuse as a child at the hands of his mother. In a flashback, we see the mother beating the youngster and holding his head under water.

There are infrequent strong sex references.

Details

Title
KEN AND KAZU
Also known as
KEN TO KAZU
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Third Window Films
Classified date(s)
22/09/2017
Main language
Japanese
Submitted run time
96m 11s
BBFC reference
AVV356442
Remarks
Subtitled

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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KEN AND KAZU

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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