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POLYTECHNIQUE

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POLYTECHNIQUE

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 76m 51s

BBFCInsight strong violence, injury detail, strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Denis Villeneuve

Cast includes Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse, Martin Watier (voice), Evelyne Brochu, Johanne-Marie Tremblay

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 13/08/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

POLYTECHNIQUE is a drama based on real events about a mass shooting that took place at a Canadian university in 1989.

Violence

There are several shootings but most of these are without detail. In one scene, a man tells a group of women in a classroom to separate out from the men before he shoots them and they all fall to the ground.

Injury detail

Having been shot, people are seen lying dead or injured in pools of blood, with blood visible on their clothes and bodies.

Language

There are eight uses of strong language ('f**k').

There is a scene of suicide in which a character attaches a tube to a car exhaust, and it's then implied that the person sits in the vehicle with the car running.

Details

Title
POLYTECHNIQUE
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Altitude Film Distribution
Classified date(s)
17/08/2015
Main language
English
Other languages
English
Submitted run time
76m 51s
BBFC reference
AVV329696
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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