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MATILDA

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MATILDA

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 98m 3s

Director(s) Danny De Vito

Cast includes Mara Wilson, Danny De Vito

Cut This work was passed uncut.

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MATILIDA is a family adventure about an intelligent young girl who develops telekinetic powers which she uses to take revenge on the bullying principal of her school.

Language

There is infrequent use of mild bad language, in which the principal calls her pupils names including "piss-worm" and ordering them to "get the hell out of here".

Violence

There are occasional scenes of very mild violence in which the principal of a school is cruel to her pupils, locking them in a cupboard, throwing a young girl by her pigtails, and forcing a boy to eat the entirety of a large chocolate cake before smashing the plate over his head. The protagonist is also made to watch television by her parents, who force her to look at the screen. These moments are brief, often comic, and none of the children are harmed.

There is also a sequence in which the protagonist uses her telekinesis to stage a 'haunting' to scare a bullying teacher.

Details

Title
MATILDA
Year
1996
Distributor(s)
Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)
Classified date(s)
14/08/1996
Main language
English
Submitted run time
98m 3s
Approved footage
8824+12
BBFC reference
AFF066321
Registration number
CFH16171

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