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LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS - BROKEN EMBRACES

LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS - BROKEN EMBRACES artwork

LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS - BROKEN EMBRACES

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 127m 45s

Release date 28/08/2009

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, sex and hard drug references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Pedro Almodóvar

Cast includes Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luís Gómez, Rubén Ochandiano, Tamar Novas

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 18/08/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS - BROKEN EMBRACES is a subtitled Spanish-language drama that travels between the present and the past as a blind former film director recollects the affair he had with an actress that led to tragic consequences. The film was passed '15' for strong language, sex and hard drug references.

The relatively frequent use of strong language ('fuck') is permitted by the Guidelines at '15' which also allow for the portrayal of sexual activity provided it is without 'strong detail'. The sex scenes in the film feature only occasional nudity and are presented with some discretion, but they have an intimate tone and provide a sufficiently unambiguous sense of what is happening to go beyond the requirement of the Guidelines at '12A/12' that 'Sexual activity may be implied'. These scenes were felt to be more appropriately placed at '15', along with a series of sex references in the film's dialogue.

The film also contains verbal and visual references to hard drugs such as cocaine and Ecstasy, along with one scene in which a man consumes a drink that has been spiked with a narcotic. The references reflect the lifestyle use of drugs without presenting such use in the kind of overtly glamorous or promotional manner proscribed by the Guidelines at '15' , and the spiking of the drink is seen to have immediate and harmful consequences for the character to whom it is given.

Details

Also known as
BROKEN HUGS
Distributor(s)
Pathe Productions LTD
Classified date(s)
11/05/2009
Main language
Spanish
Submitted run time
127m 45s
Approved footage
11497+15
BBFC reference
AFF259081
Registration number
CFJ19119

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