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LION

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LION

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 118m 14s

Release date 20/01/2017

BBFCInsight scenes of emotional intensity, mild threat

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Garth Davis

Cast includes Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, David Wenham, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Aditya Roy Kapoor

Summary LION is a drama in which a five-year-old Indian boy finds himself lost in Kolkata, thousands of miles from home. After being sent to Australia for adoption, he returns to India as a young adult in order to find his real mother and brother.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/01/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LION is a drama in which a five-year-old Indian boy finds himself lost in Kolkata, thousands of miles from home. After being sent to Australia for adoption, he returns to India as a young adult in order to find his real mother and brother.

Theme

There are scenes of emotional intensity during the young man's seemingly impossible search for his long-lost mother and brother.

Threat

Sequences of mild threat include a scene in which a small boy finds himself trapped on a decommissioned train as it speeds him away from home, and a scene in which a group of men chase and attempt to catch children who are living rough on the streets of Kolkata.

Other scenes discreetly draw attention to the vulnerability of street children and orphans, particularly from abusive adults.

Details

Title
LION
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Classified date(s)
02/12/2016
Main language
English
Other languages
Bengali
Submitted run time
118m 14s
Approved footage
10641+0
BBFC reference
AFF346532
Registration number
CFJ41010

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