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THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (2008)

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES <span>(2008)</span> artwork

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (2008)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 107

Release dates 05/12/2008

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence and emotionally intense scenes

Director(s) Gina Prince-Bythewood

Cast includes Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sohie Okonedo, Paul Bettany, Hilarie Burton, Tristan Wilds, Nate Parker, Shondrella Avery, Renee Clark, Sharon Morris, Nicky Buggs

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 25/11/2008

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES is a drama about a young runaway who is taken in by three feisty bee-keeping sisters.

Violence

There is a scene of racially motivated violence in which a black woman is beaten by some thugs; she is punched and held down on the road, and subsequently seen in a police car with blood on her face.

Disturbing images

An accidental shooting results in some emotional scenes, although the incident itself is not seen. In another scene, a drowned woman is dragged out of the water.

There is some use of racist language ('nigger'), although this is never condoned in the narrative. There is also use of moderate bad language, including 'bitch' and 'whore'.

Details

Title
THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
Also known as
SECRET LIFE OF BEES (TRAILER B),THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - COMMENTARY BY DIRECTOR/WRITER & EDITOR,THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - THEATRICAL VERSION
Year
2008
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
23/02/2009
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF254113

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