Type of media Video
Approved Running time 94m 31s
BBFCInsight strong real sex, sexual violence, very strong language
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Second Sight Films
- Classified date(s)
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- Submitted run time
- 94m 31s
- BBFC reference
- Previous video cut waived
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
- ROMANCE X
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.