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MAD TO BE NORMAL

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MAD TO BE NORMAL

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 105m 0s

BBFCInsight strong language, drug misuse, sex, scenes of suicide and self-harm

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Robert Mullan

Cast includes David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon, Gabriel Byrne, David Bamber

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/06/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MAD TO BE NORMAL is a drama, set in the 1960s, in which psychiatrist R.D. Laing attempts to pioneer controversial treatments for mental health issues.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k').

Drugs

A group of characters use LSD, initially as part of a medical experiment, and later two characters are shown smoking marijuana.

Sex

Scenes include implied sexual intercourse and cunnilingus.

Suicide

A man cuts his throat, with brief sight of bloody detail. A woman is also seen cutting herself, before she is transferred to a psychiatric institution

There are infrequent scenes of moderate threat, including brief knife threat, and a sequence in which a man with a blow torch briefly threatens a baby. In a scene of moderate violence, a woman with a bloodied shirt is seen falling to the floor after a brief fight with a man.

Details

Title
MAD TO BE NORMAL
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
GSP STUDIOS
Classified date(s)
12/07/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
105m 0s
BBFC reference
AVF348893
Remarks
Widescreen

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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