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STILL THE WATER (2014)

STILL THE WATER <span>(2014)</span> artwork

STILL THE WATER (2014)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 116

Release dates 17/08/2015, 03/07/2015

BBFCInsight infrequent strong sex

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Naomi Kawase

Cast includes Nijirô Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga, Miyuki Matsuda, Tetta Sugimoto, Makiko Watanabe, Jun Murakami

Summary STILL THE WATER is a Japanese coming-of age drama about two teenagers who fall in love, he whilst still coming to terms with the divorce of his parents and she whilst coping with the imminent death of her mother.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 23/06/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

STILL THE WATER is a Japanese coming-of-age drama about two teenagers who fall in love, he whilst still coming to terms with the divorce of his parents and she whilst coping with the imminent death of her mother.

Sex

In one scene a couple have sex in the dark. A man's head appears to be near or between a woman's thighs, and a little later the woman's body writhes as the man thrusts down into her. In another scene a young man lies on top of a young woman in a mangrove swamp. They kiss and there is a fleeting glimpse of one of the woman's nipples.

Other issues include portrayals of goats being slaughtered, natural nudity, mild sex references, and a poignant scene in which a dying woman finally passes away. Infrequent mild bad language is confined to two uses of 'arse'.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

Scenes from this film were originally shown to the BBFC for advice. The company was informed that one scene was likely to be in breach of the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937 and was therefore unlikely to be suitable for classification. When the film was submitted for formal classification, this scene had been cut.

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Details

Title
STILL THE WATER
Year
2014
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Soda Pictures Ltd.
Classified date(s)
22/06/2015
Main language
Japanese
BBFC reference
AZF320452

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