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THE SQUARE

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THE SQUARE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 151m 26s

Release date 16/03/2018

BBFCInsight very strong language, sexual threat, strong sex

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Ruben Östlund

Cast includes Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Læssø, Marina Schiptjenko

Summary THE SQUARE is a Swedish comedy drama in which a curator of contemporary art begins to doubt his place in the world after the theft of his phone.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 06/03/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE SQUARE is a Swedish comedy drama in which a curator of contemporary art begins to doubt his place in the world after the theft of his mobile phone.

Language

There is infrequent use of very strong language ('c**t'), as well as more frequent uses of strong language such as 'f**k' and 'c**ksucker'.

Threat

A man throws a woman to the floor and climbs on top of her, meaning to rape her. There is an intense and prolonged scene of moderate threat.

Sex

There is a sex scene, with breast nudity, after which a condom is seen to have been used.

There is moderate violence: a little girl and her cat are blown up in a comic marketing video; a child is pushed down stairs.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Details

Title
THE SQUARE
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
15/12/2017
Main language
English, Danish, Swedish
Submitted run time
151m 26s
Approved footage
13629+0
BBFC reference
AFF358701
Registration number
CFJ43696
Remarks
Subtitled

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