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PRANK

Type of media VoD

Approved Running time 76m 44s

Release date 14/08/2017

BBFCInsight strong language, sex references, nudity, drug misuse

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Vincent Biron

Cast includes Étienne Galloy, Simon Pigeon, Alexandre Lavigne, Constance Massicotte, Alexandre Auger, Eric K. Boulianne

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were compulsory. To obtain this category cuts of 0m 24s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 04/08/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

PRANK is a French-Canadian comedy drama in which a teenage boy is lured into a gang who enjoy staging crude practical jokes.

Language

Occasional use of strong language ('f**k').

Sex

Verbal references are made to masturbation and oral sex. During one sequence, brief and partially disguised pornographic images are glimpsed on a man's computer as it is implied he is masturbating. In another scene, a pornographic film featuring brief breast nudity and implied thrusting appears on a TV screen.

Nudity

There are brief scenes of nudity, including breast nudity and a large painting of a penis.

Drugs

In one sequence the gang all take 'magic mushrooms' and the protagonist experiences a 'trip'. A woman also lists the many drugs she has taken and offers to supply the protagonist with them.

Some of the pranks perpetrated by the main characters are crude and offensive, such as pretending to have mental health issues and defecating on a man's car. However, the work ultimately condemns their behaviour.

Cuts information

Cuts were required to remove sight of a young child in the same frame as pornographic images playing on a television screen. Cuts required in accordance with the Protection of Children Act 1978.

Details

Title
PRANK
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Sous La Voie Lactee CA
Classified date(s)
06/10/2017
Main language
French
Submitted run time
76m 44s
BBFC reference
ARR354717
Registration number
VFE25766
Remarks
Subtitled

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 for use on Digital Video Platforms (incl. Video On Demand) that are licenced to carry BBFC ratings. It is not a classification under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on Packaged Media formats (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). Other versions of this work may have been rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act

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