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SUNSET SONG (2015)

SUNSET SONG <span>(2015)</span> artwork

SUNSET SONG (2015)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 133

Release dates 04/12/2015

BBFCInsight strong implied sex, scene of sexual violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Terence Davies

Cast includes Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan, Kevin Guthrie, Jack Greenlees, Ian Pirie, Hugh Ross, Douglas Rankine, Niall Greig Fulton, Jamie Michie, Jim Sweeney, Trish Mullin

Summary SUNSET SONG is a coming of age story about the daughter of a Scottish farmer and a family struggling to survive and torn apart by tragedy in the early 1900s.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 28/10/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SUNSET SONG is a coming-of-age story, based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, about the daughter of a Scottish farmer in the early 1900s.

Sex

Sex is strongly implied by very loud and rhythmic grunting noises as a man apparently reaches orgasm. Although nothing is seen, it is a lengthy sequence that lacks discretion; it is further reinforced by dialogue.

Violence

A scene of sexual violence shows a naked man aggressively grabbing his wife from behind, against her will, as she struggles to get away from him.

The film also includes the lashing of a man's back with a leather belt and sight of bloody lash marks.

Occasional use of moderate bad language ('bitch'), as well as milder terms, including 'bloody', 'bastards' and 'Christ'.

There is full frontal female nudity and rear male nudity.

A doctor is shown with bloody hands and arms during a childbirth sequence, as the mother cries in agony.

There is also an undetailed reference to a mother committing suicide and infanticide by poisoning.

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Details

Title
SUNSET SONG
Year
2015
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Metrodome Distribution Ltd,Metrodome Distribution
Classified date(s)
05/11/2015
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF332239

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