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A PRIVATE WAR

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A PRIVATE WAR

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 110m 0s

Release date 04/06/2018

BBFCInsight strong language, violence, disturbing images

Genre(s) Drama, War

Director(s) Matthew Heineman

Cast includes Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Faye Marsay, Greg Wise

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 25/05/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

A PRIVATE WAR is a biographical war drama based on the life of the war correspondent Marie Colvin.

Language

There is use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'bloody', 'shit', 'God', 'Jesus', 'Christ', 'God', 'pussy' and 'arse'. There is also use of the rude middle finger gesture.

Violence

There are scenes of violence which include airstrikes, bombings and shootings, resulting in bloody injury detail.

Disturbing images

A disturbing scene shows a mass grave being dug up in Iraq. There is sight of skeletons being lifted out of the grave. There are also gory and bloody images in the aftermath of war attacks, including sight of dead children.

There are scenes of moderate sex, full frontal nudity, and references to alcoholism and substance misuse. There are also frequent scenes of smoking throughout.

Details

Title
A PRIVATE WAR
Also known as
MARIE COLVIN
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Altitude Film Distribution
Classified date(s)
30/11/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
110m 0s
BBFC reference
AVV369429
Remarks
16:9

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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