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KING LEAR

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KING LEAR

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 183m 0s

Release date 22/01/2017

BBFCInsight moderate violence, occasional gory images, moderate bad language

Genre(s) Drama, Performance

Director(s) Bridget Caldwell

Cast includes Don Warrington, Alfred Enoch, Miltos Yerolemou, Philip Whitchurch, Pepter Lunkuse, Fraser Ayres

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 12/01/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

KING LEAR is a recording of a performance of Shakespeare's play at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.

Violence

Moderate violence includes a scene in which a male character, who is tied to a chair, has his eyes gouged out. The assault is relatively undetailed but a small quantity of liquid sprays into the air as each eye is removed, and a little blood can be seen on the victim's face. Characters are also stabbed with knives and swords and one man has his throat cut. There is, however, no further blood or injury detail.

Language

Moderate bad language includes uses of 'bitch' and 'whore'. There is also mild bad language, including uses of 'ass' and 'bastard'.

Other issues include some mild sex references and innuendo.

Details

Title
KING LEAR
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Spirit Entertainment
Classified date(s)
08/12/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
183m 0s
BBFC reference
AVF342274
Remarks
Widescreen

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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KING LEAR

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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