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LADY MACBETH

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LADY MACBETH

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 85m 18s

BBFCInsight very strong language, strong sex, violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) William Oldroyd

Cast includes Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis, Bill Fellows, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 04/06/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LADY MACBETH is a British drama in which a woman, bought to be the bride of an older man, seeks solace in the arms of a servant.

Language

There is a single use of very strong language ('c**t'). There are also occasional uses of strong language ('f**k'). Other bad language includes 'bitch' and 'whore'.

Sex

Several scenes show a couple having sex with the man thrusting on top of the woman, or the pair riding each other seated on a bed. There is buttock and back nudity with occasional brief glimpses of profile breast nudity. It is implied that a man is masturbating off screen as he is heard to moan quietly after ordering his wife to remove her nightgown.

Violence

Scenes of strong violence include a man being struck on the head with a poker, knocking him to the floor. More blows with the poker are struck with the impact kept below the edge of the frame but he is seen lying in a pool of blood with a heavily bloodied face afterwards. Another man is struck across the back with a cane and a young boy is suffocated with a pillow.

Other issues include some threat in a scene where a woman is suspended from the ceiling in a sheet as men shout at her. She is returned to the ground and it is revealed that she was naked inside, with her clothes clutched to her body. There are some verbal sex references to a woman's 'whoring' when she is accused of having an affair.

Details

Title
LADY MACBETH
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Altitude Film Distribution
Classified date(s)
05/06/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
85m 18s
BBFC reference
AVF348560
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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LADY MACBETH

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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