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THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY

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THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 130m 19s

BBFCInsight Contains very strong language, strong violence, nudity and sex references

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Sophie Fiennes

Cast includes Slavoj Žižek

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/07/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY is a lecture by philosopher Slavoj Zizek about how different ideologies are portrayed and explored in films.

Language

The very strong language ('c**t') occurs in a clip from Martin Scorsese's TAXI DRIVER.

Violence

The suicide of a soldier in the film FULL METAL JACKET is shown, with sight of the man shooting himself in the mouth, resulting in a large splatter on the wall behind him. In clips from TAXI DRIVER, there is a large spurt of blood as a man shoots another character's fingers off, then more blood as he is shot in the neck and shoots someone else in the chest. The crucifixion scene from THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, with masked hammering of nails into Jesus's hand as some blood spurts out, is also shown.

As well as the film excerpts, this documentary features some real life documentary images, including footage of the immediate aftermath of Anders Breivik's killing spree in Norway, showing some bloody bodies on the floor and in the water. However, their faces are blurred and there is no prolonged dwelling on images of the victims. There is also a series of stills showing US soldiers abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, including sight of naked prisoners.

Nudity

Clips from an orgy sequence in ZABRISKIE POINT shows naked couples rolling around, but without strong detail.

Sex

Excerpts from TAXI DRIVER include sexual dialogue relating to a young prostitute.

Details

Title
THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY
Year
2013
Distributor(s)
Channel 4 DVD
Classified date(s)
16/07/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
130m 19s
BBFC reference
AVF301887
Remarks
Multi-Aspect

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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