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THE SECRET SCRIPTURE

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THE SECRET SCRIPTURE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 108m 10s

Release date 19/05/2017

BBFCInsight infrequent strong language, moderate sex, violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Jim Sheridan

Cast includes Rooney Mara, Jack Reynor, Theo James, Aidan Turner, Eric Bana, Vanessa Redgrave

Summary THE SECRET SCRIPTURE is a drama about a woman convicted of infanticide and placed in a mental health facility where, years later, she maintains she did not kill her child.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/05/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE SECRET SCRIPTURE is a drama about a woman convicted of infanticide and placed in a mental health facility where, years later, she maintains she did not kill her child.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k') and moderate bad language ('whore').

Sex

There is a scene in which a man and a woman have sex on a table; there is no nudity. A report document claims a character has nymphomania.

Violence

There are scenes of moderate violence, including a man being dragged away and shot, and a fist fight in which a man sustains a bloody wound.

There are scenes in which it is implied a character may be killing a baby by bashing it with a rock.

In another scene a man makes a sexual threat to a woman, telling her: "I'll have you on this floor" if she does not give him information.

A character is subjected to electroconvulsive therapy against her will.

Details

Title
THE SECRET SCRIPTURE
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Vertigo Releasing Ltd
Classified date(s)
20/02/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
108m 10s
Approved footage
9735+0
BBFC reference
AFF349151
Registration number
CFJ41530

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