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THE LOBSTER

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THE LOBSTER

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 118m 26s

BBFCInsight strong language, sex, sex references, bloody images

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast includes Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw

Summary THE LOBSTER is a comedy drama about a newly-widowed man who is given forty-five days to find another compatible mate or be turned into a wild animal.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 17/03/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE LOBSTER is a comedy drama about a newly-widowed man who is given forty-five days to find another compatible mate or be turned into a wild animal.

Language

There are five uses of strong language ('f**k'), all of which are used in a sexual context.

Sex

There is a sex scene which features thrusting as a couple have sex in a variety of positions, though there is no nudity. There are also scenes in which female characters are seen moving on top of a man's crotch in order to sexually arouse him, though again there is no nudity or strong detail.

There are strong verbal sex references to oral and anal sex, as well as masturbation and erections.

Injury detail

There is brief sight of a dead animal lying in a large pool of blood; its stomach has been ripped open and its entrails are briefly visible.

There is a scene in which a donkey is killed. The scene is achieved with special effects rather than any actual animal cruelty.

Details

Title
THE LOBSTER
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Element Pictures Distribution
Classified date(s)
17/03/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
118m 26s
Approved footage
10659+0
BBFC reference
AFF324374
Registration number
CFJ35278

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