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SOULMATE artwork


Type of media Video

Approved Running time 101m 15s

Release date 21/07/2014

BBFCInsight strong violence, gore

Genre(s) Drama, Mystery

Director(s) Axelle Carolyn

Cast includes Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom, Tanya Myers, Nick Brimble

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were compulsory. To obtain this category cuts of 2m 33s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/07/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SOULMATE is a British mystery drama about a woman who goes to stay in a remote cottage, where she encounters the ghost of a previous inhabitant.


Several scenes of strong violence, including a woman's neck being snapped, and another woman being attacked in such a way that her wrists are cut. This is not shown in strong detail, but there is some blood afterwards as she collapses. There is also a ghost who appears covered in blood in a strong jump moment.

The main character is recovering after a bereavement and a suicide attempt, and suicide is one of the themes of the film.

Cuts information

Cuts were required to remove a detailed focus on a particular suicide technique. These cuts were required in line with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the Video Recordings Act 1984. In addition, company chose to remove the entire scene in which these details occurred, in order to achieve a 15 classification. An 18 classification without these additional cuts was available.


Soda Pictures Ltd.
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99m 33s
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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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