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THE SELFISH GIANT (2013)

THE SELFISH GIANT <span>(2013)</span> artwork

THE SELFISH GIANT (2013)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 90

Release dates 25/10/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, once very strong

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Clio Barnard

Cast includes Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Lorraine Ashbourne, Ian Burfield, Steve Evets

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 01/10/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE SELFISH GIANT is a contemporary drama about two boys who get caught up in the illegal world of metal theft.

Language

There are over seventy uses of strong language ('f**k' and variants) and one use of very strong language ('c**t') which is used by a young boy as a term of endearment to his younger best friend. There are also uses of discriminatory language ('spaz', 'retard' and 'pikey') which are not condoned.

The film also contains a brief image of charred human remains, scenes of moderate violence without detail and one scene of threat to a child. There are also passing drug references ('smackhead', 'spooning'), sight of adults smoking and children drinking alcohol. Some scenes show children involved in potentially dangerous activities but the consequences of such behaviour are made clear.

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Details

Title
THE SELFISH GIANT
Year
2013
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
14/01/2014
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF304455

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