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KILLER OF SHEEP

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KILLER OF SHEEP

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 80m 16s

Release date 06/05/2008

BBFCInsight Contains strong language

Director(s) Charles Burnett

Cast includes Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett, Eugene Cherry, Jack Drummond

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 26/04/2008

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

KILLER OF SHEEP is a drama about life in LA's Watts district in the 1970s. The film was passed '12A' for the use of strong language.

There are two muffled uses of strong language in the film. The two uses come in the middle of a barrage of shouting, as a man is restrained by his friend. There is no particular focus on the words and the strong language sits within the BBFC '12A' guidelines, which state that 'strong language must be infrequent'.

The film also contains milder language, including uses of 'shit', 'skag', 'bitch' and 'mothersucker'. There are also a few uses of the word 'nigger', but they are jovial and self-referential and not intended as racist insults.

There are a couple of abattoir scenes, with sheep being killed and their carcasses hacked up. However, these scenes depict the real manner in which animals are slaughtered in abattoirs - they are quick kills without cruelty.

Details

Also known as
KILLER OF SHEEP - 1977
Distributor(s)
BFI (UK Wide)
Classified date(s)
10/09/2007
Main language
English
Submitted run time
80m 16s
Approved footage
7224+4
BBFC reference
AFF242099
Registration number
CFJ15769

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