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RED SPARROW

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RED SPARROW

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 134m 8s

Release date 09/07/2018

BBFCInsight strong bloody violence, gore, sexual violence, sex, very strong language

Genre(s) Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Francis Lawrence

Cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Mary-Louise Parker, Joely Richardson, Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/06/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

RED SPARROW is a US thriller in which a young woman is recruited into an elite Russian spy programme.

Violence

There are shootings, fistfights and knife fights with resulting bloody injury detail. During a scene of torture a device for removing skin is used on a victim, and there is brief gory detail when a mutilated corpse is discovered. In one sequence a woman's leg is badly broken with subsequent medical detail as her injury is operated on.

In one scene a woman is raped, but as the violence takes place a third party intervenes to stop the attacker.

Sex

Scenes include breast and buttock nudity, thrusting, and a woman straddling a man. There are occasional references to intercourse and pornography, as well as scenes of implied masturbation and brief S&M activity. Instances of sexualised and natural nudity also occur, including brief genital nudity during sequences of violence.

Language

There is infrequent use of very strong language ('c**t') and occasional use of strong language ('f**k').

Details

Title
RED SPARROW
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Classified date(s)
11/05/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
134m 8s
BBFC reference
AVF355911
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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