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BEFORE MIDNIGHT (2013)

BEFORE MIDNIGHT <span>(2013)</span> artwork

BEFORE MIDNIGHT (2013)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 109

Release dates 21/06/2013

BBFCInsight Contains very strong language, strong sex and sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Richard Linklater

Cast includes Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Jennifer Prior

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/06/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BEFORE MIDNIGHT is the third film in the trilogy directed by Richard Linklater, the first two instalments of which were BEFORE SUNRISE and BEFORE SUNSET. This instalment follows Jesse and Celine, a couple who met seventeen years ago on a train, who are now living together with two young children. The film is rated 15 for very strong language, strong sex and sex references.

The film contains over thirty uses of strong language ('f**k'). There is also a single use of very strong language, when a woman refers to her partner's ex-wife as "a hateful c**t".

There are strong sex references throughout, including a woman making a 'blowjob' gesture with her hand, a reference to people being 'porn-addled', and a woman saying she will "never suck another Turkish cock", after seeing some defaced paintings in a church. During a huge argument, a woman also says that her partner likes "to have sex the exact same way every time. Kissy kissy, titty titty, pussy... ". She also makes reference to potentially getting "ass-raped in Pigalle" in order to get a point across, but it is clear this did not actually happen.

The strong sex occurs during a scene in which a man kisses and nuzzles a woman's breasts as they appear about to have sex. However, they are interrupted by the phone ringing and the sex goes no further.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.

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Details

Title
BEFORE MIDNIGHT
Also known as
BEFORE MIDNIGHT (2013) - TRAILER REVISED - ON BD & DVD
Year
2013
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Sony DADC UK Limited,Sony Pictures Releasing
Classified date(s)
10/09/2013
Main language
English
Other languages
French
BBFC reference
AZF300269

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