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THE POST

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THE POST

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 115m 47s

Release date 19/01/2018

BBFCInsight strong language, brief battle violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Steven Spielberg

Cast includes Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, Matthew Rhys, Jesse Plemons, Bob Odenkirk, Bradley Whitford, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tracy Letts, Pat Healy, Zach Woods, David Cross, Rick Holmes, Jessie Mueller, Stark Sands, Philip Casnoff, Austyn Johnson

Summary THE POST is a US drama, based on true events from 1971, in which American newspapers race to expose a government cover-up of Vietnam War secrets.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/01/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE POST is a US drama, based on true events from 1971, in which American newspapers race to expose a government cover-up of Vietnam War secrets.

Language

The film contains some strong language ('f**k'). Most of the uses of strong language occur in a scene in which an anti-War protest chant is heard in the background, and the chant is consequently muffled and slightly muted. There is also an offensive middle finger gesture, and some milder bad language (for example, 'pricks', 'son of a bitch', 'piss', 'shit', 'bastard', 'ass', 'tit', 'Jesus', 'Christ', 'goddamn', 'God', 'damn', and 'hell').

Violence

In one scene, set during the Vietnam war, soldiers are shot during a night battle, and there is brief sight of a bloodstained hand. A subsequent scene shows corpses in body bags. However, there is limited detail.

There is a brief verbal drug misuse reference.

Scenes in which adults smoke cigarettes reflect the time period in which the film is set.

Details

Title
THE POST
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Entertainment One UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
07/12/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
115m 47s
Approved footage
10420+8
BBFC reference
AFF357544
Registration number
CFJ43616

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