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STONEHEARST ASYLUM

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STONEHEARST ASYLUM

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 108m 1s

BBFCInsight strong violence, disturbing scenes

Genre(s) Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Brad Anderson

Cast includes Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Jason Flemyng, Sophie Kennedy Clark

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/03/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

STONEHEARST ASYLUM is a period thriller about a young doctor who takes a post at a remote asylum with hopes of helping a beautiful inmate.

Violence

There are occasional scenes of strong violence, including some flashbacks to a military hospital in which bloodied severed limbs are lying around. Several men are also shot, with blood spurts from the bullet impacts. One man is electrocuted and catches fire. Other characters in the asylum are subjected to treatments including electroshock therapy.

Other issues include infrequent use of strong language ('f**k'). Mild bad language includes 'bloody' and 'damn'.

There are some moderate sex references, including comments about women being hysterics with their 'trigger point' found on their breasts, between their legs or on their ovaries. There are also references to 'pelvic massage' being used as a cure and how some patients are chronic 'masturbators'. One man uses a crude gesture with his fingers to mime penetration.

There are some drug references when doctors discuss using heroin and opium to sedate patients.

Details

Title
STONEHEARST ASYLUM
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
12/03/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
108m 1s
BBFC reference
AVF323647
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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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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