MATILDA

BBFC reference: 
AFF066321
Registration number: 
CFH16171
Parent release: 
AZF066321
Certification: 
Classification date: 
Wednesday, 14 August 1996
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Approved footage: 
8824+12
Distributers: 
Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)
Approved running time: 
98m 3s
Type: 
Directors: 
Danny De Vito
Cast: 
Mara Wilson,Danny De Vito
BBFC insight: 

<p>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.</p><dl><dt>Language</dt><dd><p>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".</p></dd><dt>Violence</dt><dd><p>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.</p></dd></dl><p>There is also a sequence in which the protagonist uses her telekinesis to stage a 'haunting' to scare a bullying teacher.</p>

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