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PROPERTY OF THE STATE

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PROPERTY OF THE STATE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 106m 37s

BBFCInsight strong language, violence, sexual violence, threat, suicide references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Kit Ryan

Cast includes Patrick Gibson, Elaine Cassidy, Aisling Loftus, Hugh O'Conor, Gemma-Leah Devereux, David Rawle

Summary PROPERTY OF THE STATE is a British drama in which a woman deals with the aftereffects of her brother's conviction for murder.

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. To obtain this category cuts of 0m 34s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/08/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

PROPERTY OF THE STATE is a British drama in which a woman deals with the aftereffects of her brother's conviction for murder.

Language

There is occasional use of strong language ('f**k'). Milder terms include 'feck', 'shit', 'bugger', 'arse', 'bastard' and 'bloody'.

Violence

A man beats and rapes a teenage boy. There are also occasional visual and verbal references to sexual and physical abuse of children.

Other scenes of violence include one in which a teenager is beaten up by a group of older boys who then push him to the floor and urinate on him.

Threat

A man abducts and kills several people, including a young child; the actual killings occur off-screen. In one scene a man attacks a woman with a knife and then repeatedly stabs a bed on which a baby is lying. The baby is unharmed and the woman is able to lock the attacker out of the room and call for help.

Suicide

There are two scenes depicting suicide attempts, in addition to multiple verbal references to suicide and self-harm.

Cuts information

Distributor chose to remove bloody detail from a suicide scene in order to achieve a 15. The cut was made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An 18 uncut was available.

Details

Title
PROPERTY OF THE STATE
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
GSP STUDIOS
Classified date(s)
10/08/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
107m 11s
Approved footage
9595+8
BBFC reference
AFF351358
Registration number
CFJ42045

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