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TAMBIÉN LA LLUVIA - EVEN THE RAIN

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TAMBIÉN LA LLUVIA - EVEN THE RAIN

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 98m 41s

BBFCInsight Contains strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Icíar Bollaín

Cast includes Luis Tosar, Gael Garcia Bernal, Juan Carlos Aduviri, Karra Elejalde

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 02/07/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

TAMBIEN LA LLUVIA - EVEN THE RAIN is a Spanish language drama about the making of a film in Bolivia about the genocide of the native people by the Spanish under the leadership of Christopher Columbus. The shooting of the film is set against the background of the protests that took place in 2000 after the water supply to the city of Cochabamba was privatised. The film was classified '15' for strong language.

The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'The use of strong language (for example, 'fuck') must be infrequent'. The film contains more than 40 uses of strong language and is therefore more appropriately classified at '15' where the Guidelines state 'There may be frequent use of strong language'.

The film also includes some sequences of violence. The strongest images of violence occur during the 'film-within-a-film' sequences in which we see native tribesmen being burnt at the stake by Spanish soldiers after they refuse to convert to Christianity. There is no strong detail and the impact is lessened considerably when the film's director calls "cut" and the men step down from the smoking pyres. There is also some real news footage of the riots in Cochabamba in 2000. These show people being beaten by riot police, with some sight of bloody injuries. However, the scenes lack any strong detail and are documentary in nature. There is also some natural nudity, with many of the 'native women' who appear in the film about Columbus being bare chested. However, there is no sexual element to the nudity, which simply reflects the period and place in which this part of the story is set.

Details

Title
TAMBIÉN LA LLUVIA - EVEN THE RAIN
Year
2012
Distributor(s)
Dogwoof Pictures
Classified date(s)
09/07/2012
Main language
Spanish
Submitted run time
98m 41s
BBFC reference
AVF289611
Remarks
Subtitled,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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