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PHILOMENA

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PHILOMENA

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 97m 41s

BBFCInsight Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Stephen Frears

Cast includes Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Charlie Murphy, Simone Lahbib, Sophie Kennedy Clark

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/12/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

PHILOMENA is a British drama, based on a true story, in which a journalist helps a woman search for her long-lost son, taken from her by Catholic nuns in the 1950s and given to an affluent American couple.

Language

There are two uses of strong language ('f**k'). Milder language includes the terms 'bloody', 'crap'; 'fecking', 'shit', 'shite' and 'tits'.

Sex

The moderate sex references include a nun asking a young woman, "Did you let him put his hands on you? Did you take your knickers down?", a woman recounting her first sexual experience and saying, "I enjoyed it... I was floating on air. I didn't even know I had a clitoris" and a woman observing, "Because some of them wouldn't wear condoms. It spoiled the feeling."

Details

Title
PHILOMENA
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
Pathe Productions LTD
Classified date(s)
10/02/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
97m 41s
BBFC reference
AVF304263
Remarks
Widescreen

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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