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SNOWDEN

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SNOWDEN

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 134m 23s

Release date 09/12/2016

BBFCInsight strong language, sex, sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Oliver Stone

Cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Jaymes Butler, Robert Firth

Summary SNOWDEN is a drama based on Edward Snowden's leaking of classified US government material regarding their surveillance programme.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/11/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SNOWDEN is a drama based on Edward Snowden's leaking of classified US government material regarding their surveillance programme.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder bad language including 'bitch', 'shit', 'bastard', 'screwed (up)', 'hell', 'moron', 'goddamn', 'damn', 'Jesus'. There is a use of the discriminatory term 'faggot' and sight of a middle finger gesture.

Sex

There is a sex scene in which a woman 'rides' a man, with some breast and buttock nudity.

There is a scene set in a pole-dancing club, in which women are seen dancing in underwear. In one scene a woman is spied upon as she undresses, although no nudity is shown. There are some verbal sex references, including to masturbation and to a man 'banging' two women.

There is sight of photographs featuring female breast nudity. There is some injury detail when a man breaks his leg. There is sight of people being blown up in drone attacks, without any injury detail, and archive footage of rioting and the 9/11 attacks. A character experiences epileptic seizures. There are some undetailed references to drug misuse and to an attempted suicide by overdosing on pills. In one scene pheasants are shot and in another scene a chicken's head is cut off.

Details

Title
SNOWDEN
Also known as
THE SNOWDEN FILES
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Vertigo Releasing Ltd
Classified date(s)
18/11/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
134m 23s
Approved footage
12094+8
BBFC reference
AFF346295
Registration number
CFJ40919

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