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ROMANCE

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ROMANCE

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 94m 31s

BBFCInsight strong real sex, sexual violence, very strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Catherine Breillat

Cast includes Caroline Trousselard, Sagamore Stevenin, Francois Berleand, Rocco Siffredi, Reza Habouhossein, Fabien De Jomaron, Emma Colberti, Ashley Wanninger

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/09/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ROMANCE is a subtitled French drama, from 1999, about a primary school teacher who is frustrated by her relationship with her boyfriend, and takes solace in the company of other men.

Sex

There are a number of sequences featuring real sexual activity, including masturbation, penetration, oral sex and ejaculation. There is also strong nudity throughout, including sight of erections.

Violence

There is a scene of sexual violence in which an initially consensual act of oral sex becomes violent when a man forces himself on a woman, and rapes her despite her pleas.

Language

There are several uses of very strong language ('c**t'), most of which are used in a sexual sense. The film also contains strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder bad language, such as 'bitch' and 'whore'.

The film contains some strong verbal references relating to sexual activity.

Details

Title
ROMANCE
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
Second Sight Films
Classified date(s)
10/09/2014
Main language
French
Submitted run time
94m 31s
BBFC reference
BVF157835
Remarks
Previous video cut waived

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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