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RETURN TO HOMS

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RETURN TO HOMS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 93m 51s

Release date 27/06/2014

BBFCInsight images of real dead bodies, injury, war violence

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Talal Derki

Cast includes Abdul Basset al-Saroot, Tala Derki

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 17/06/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

RETURN TO HOMS is a documentary, in Arabic with English subtitles, about two young Syrian friends and their transformation from peaceful protesters to rebel insurgents in the city of Homs.

Violence

Strong images of real dead bodies, including footage of a room in a hospital described as a "torture room", where several bodies are lying on the floor with bloody clothing but no clear injury detail. Another scene shows the dead body of a child, with a pool of blood under his head, as his father weeps and prays for him. There are other sequences showing distant and undetailed dead bodies on the floor, and of medics working on people who have been shot in the arm and leg, with some close-up images of their bloody hands as they operate. Several sequences show people being shot at and sometimes falling down.

There is a passing drugs reference as someone remarks, "It's easier to get hashish than tobacco".

Details

Also known as
THE RETURN TO HOMS
Distributor(s)
Journeyman Pictures
Classified date(s)
09/06/2014
Main language
Arabic
Submitted run time
93m 51s
Approved footage
8446+8
BBFC reference
AFF314730
Registration number
CFJ32479
Remarks
Subtitled

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