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LIFE DURING WARTIME

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LIFE DURING WARTIME

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 97m 37s

Release date 23/04/2010

BBFCInsight Contains very strong language, strong sex and references to paedophilia

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Todd Solondz

Cast includes Ciaran Hinds, Ally Sheedy, Charlotte Rampling

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 13/04/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LIFE DURING WARTIME is a drama about a family trying to deal with the ramifications of their father being released from prison after he was jailed for paedophilia.

Language

There is infrequent use of very strong language ('c**t'), and occasional use of strong language ('f**k').

Sex

A scene of strong sex includes a breast and buttock nudity and sight of thrusting. Strong sex references include a mother describing a date to her son, in which she states that his touch made her "wet all over".

Theme

In discussing the father's actions, characters make occasional references to paedophilia in a serious manner. These include the father asking whether his son has felt similar urges, and a conversation between the boy and his mother about what a paedophile does.

Infrequent verbal and visual references to suicide include a scene in which a body is seen lying dead with a pool of blood around their head and a gun nearby. Another character says she would rather use pills than a gun to end her life, while someone suggests she should use pills and alcohol, and then put a plastic bag over her head. Suicide is not glamorised or condoned in the work, and reflect states of depression.

There is also a scene in which characters smoke marijuana and use a bong.

Details

Title
LIFE DURING WARTIME
Year
2010
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
12/02/2010
Main language
English
Submitted run time
97m 37s
Approved footage
8785+8
BBFC reference
AFF266655
Registration number
CFJ20738

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