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KILLER JOE

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KILLER JOE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 102m 13s

Release date 29/06/2012

BBFCInsight Contains strong bloody and sadistic violence and sexual threat

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) William Friedkin

Cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon, Marc Macaulay, Jeff Galpin, Danny Epper

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 19/06/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

KILLER JOE is a drama in which a police detective who also works as a contract killer is hired by a young man to kill his mother so the young man can use his mother's life insurance to clear a debt to a drug dealer.

Violence

Violent scenes include those in which a woman is punched hard in the face, causing her face to become heavily bloodied, a scene in which a can of food is used as a weapon to repeatedly punch a man in the face, a scene in which a man is beaten because of his debt to the drug dealer, and scenes where characters are shot and there are accompanying blood spurts.

Threat

There are also two scenes of sexual threat. In one scene, a young woman is ordered to remove her clothes before she is engaged in sexual activity. In the second scene, a woman is made to kneel and suck on a chicken drumstick which has been placed in front of a man's crotch. During this scene the man holding the chicken mimics sexual pleasure by thrusting his hips towards the woman and moaning.

There is also some strong language ('f**k'), sexualised nudity and drug misuse.

Details

Title
KILLER JOE
Year
2012
Distributor(s)
E1 Films
Classified date(s)
21/05/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
102m 13s
Approved footage
9199+8
BBFC reference
BFF286493
Registration number
CFJ26061

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