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MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (2013)

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM <span>(2013)</span> artwork

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (2013)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 147

Release dates 03/01/2014

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence, language, sex references and distressing scenes

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Justin Chadwick

Cast includes Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Terry Pheto, Deon Lotz

Summary Biographical drama about the life of the former South African President, Nelson Mandela. 

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 24/12/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is a film about the life of the former South African President, Nelson Mandela. It is rated 12 for moderate violence, language, sex references and distressing scenes.

The film includes reconstructions of a number of violent and abusive historical events, including clashes between police and protestors and sight of people being killed. In general, little detail is shown, although there is some sight of blood on dead bodies. At one point, a man is set alight, although there is no focus on him burning. In a rioting scene, a woman is pinned to the ground by a man, suggesting sexual threat. However, nothing further is shown. At another point, a woman is strip searched in prison and is seen to flinch as the guard reaches down towards her genitals. However, there is no sight of contact between the guard and the woman.

There is some moderate bad language, including a description of a woman as a 'crazy bitch' and a woman being called a 'bloody black bitch'. The film does not condone such language or attitudes. There is also a slightly muffled possible use of strong language ('f**k') as a guard shouts at Mandela. There is additional use of milder bad language, including 'bastard' and 'shit'.

There are some scenes in which sex is briefly and discreetly indicated. For example, we see a couple kissing on a bed, after which the scene cuts away. In another scene, a woman takes her dress off, revealing stockings and suspenders, although nothing further is shown.

There is some sight of bomb-making equipment, as well as scenes in which bombs are placed or detonated. However, there is no useful instructional detail of how to construct bombs.

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.

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Details

Title
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
Also known as
MANDELA - LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
Year
2013
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Pathe Productions LTD,Pathe Distribution
Classified date(s)
24/04/2014
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF302421

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