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SILENT SOULS <span>(2010)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 76

Release dates 22/06/2012

Rating Info Contains infrequent strong sex and sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Aleksei Fedorchenko

Cast includes Yuliya Aug, Larisa Damaskina, Olga Dobrina, Viktor Gerrat

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Rating info

Rating info publication date 12/06/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

OVSYANKI [SILENT SOULS] is a subtitled Russian drama about two men who decide to transport the body of one's deceased wife to the remote coastal spot where they had honeymooned. The film was classified '15' for infrequent strong sex and sex references.

The film contains one scene of strong sexual activity in which a woman is shown gently moving her hand between her thighs as a man sits and watches her. It is implied that she is masturbating for his pleasure, although nothing explicit is shown. The scene is insufficiently brief or discreet to be permitted at '12' but is allowable at '15' where the BBFC's Guidelines state 'Sexual activity may be portrayed without strong detail'. There is also a strong verbal sex reference as a man talks about how he persuaded his wife to meet his sexual demands, claiming that "All three of Tanya's holes were working. I was the man who unsealed them". This reference to oral and anal sex is too detailed and crude to be permitted at '12'. However, the reference is permissible at '15' where the Guidelines allow for 'strong verbal references to sexual behaviour'.

The film also contains some full frontal female nudity, including sight of a dead woman's naked body as it is cleaned and prepared for funeral rites. There is also sight of a bride's pubic hair during a wedding ritual in which beads are tied into her pubic hair. There is also a scene in which two women are seen lying naked on the floor, although there is no sexual element to the scene.


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