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A NEW YORK'S WINTER TALE

A NEW YORK'S WINTER TALE artwork

A NEW YORK'S WINTER TALE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 117m 52s

Release date 21/02/2014

BBFCInsight Contains moderate bloody violence and sex

Genre(s) Drama, Fantasy

Director(s) Akiva Goldsman

Cast includes Jennifer Connelly, Will Smith, Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, William Hurt

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/02/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

A NEW YORK WINTER'S TALE is a drama set in 1920s New York, in which a would-be burglar falls for a beautiful young heiress while on the run from a man with supernatural abilities. It is rated 12A for moderate bloody violence and sex.

The violence is sometimes sudden and shocking, but also has a very clear supernatural element, for example, the villain kills someone and uses their blood as a magical tool to predict the future. The violence occurs off-screen and the focus is on the magic. Later, we see blood soaking into a man's shirt collar as he dies from being stabbed in the neck, but there is no sight of the wound. Because the man is really a supernatural creature, his entire body turns to ice and shatters into nothing.

There are also moderate fight scenes and some threat, particularly when a woman is threatened by a man with a large knife, but she is rescued before anything happens.

Nudity is suggested in a sexual context as a couple are seen in bed. However, they are covered by a sheet and, while there is some gentle thrusting, the focus is on their faces.

Bad language is mild and includes 'son of a bitch' and 'shit'.

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.

Details

Distributor(s)
Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
05/02/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
117m 52s
Approved footage
10608+0
BBFC reference
BFF307082
Registration number
CFJ31369

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