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LIVE BY NIGHT

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LIVE BY NIGHT

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 123m 24s

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

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 07/03/2017

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
2017
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd
Classified date(s)
09/05/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
123m 24s
BBFC reference
AVF344473
Remarks
16:9

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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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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