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LIVE BY NIGHT

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LIVE BY NIGHT

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 128m 40s

Release date 13/01/2017

BBFCInsight very strong language, strong violence, sex, racist language

Genre(s) Crime, Drama

Director(s) Ben Affleck

Cast includes Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, Chris Cooper, Brendan Gleeson, Robert Glenister

Summary LIVE BY NIGHT is a US period crime drama, about a gangster making his way through the criminal hierarchy.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 03/01/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LIVE BY NIGHT is a US period crime drama, about a gangster making his way through the criminal hierarchy.

Language

A single use of very strong language, delivered by one gangster to another, is not accompanied by violence. There is also frequent strong language ('motherf**ker', 'f**k'), as well as milder bad language (eg 'whore', 'shit', 'bullshit', 'asshole', 'balls', 'damn').

Violence

There are several scenes in which men are shot or stabbed, sometimes accompanied by impact wounds or blood spurts. Men are also kicked and punched. There is sight of injury detail in the aftermath of violence.

In one scene a father punishes his adult daughter for her earlier indiscretions by caning her on the backside; however, there is no nudity or strong detail.

Sex

There are scenes in which men and women have sex; however, there is no strong detail.

There is a scene in which a man is shown photographs of his adult daughter. In one photo her breasts are exposed, and in another she is tied to a bed by her wrists.

Discrimination

The film also contains several uses of racist language (eg 'niggers', 'coons', 'darkies', 'wop', 'guinea', 'dago'), some of it aggressive and sexual. Much of it is spoken by bigoted characters, and it is not condoned by the film as a whole.

There are also scenes in which a woman reveals heroin track marks on her arms, and some verbal references to drug misuse.

Details

Title
LIVE BY NIGHT
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
28/11/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
128m 40s
Approved footage
11580+0
BBFC reference
AFF344473
Registration number
CFJ40985

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