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TIMBUKTU

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TIMBUKTU

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 95m 56s

Release date 29/05/2015

BBFCInsight moderate violence, injury detail

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Abderrahmane Sissako

Cast includes Ibrahim Ahmed dit Pino, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Layla Walet Mohamed, Mehdi A.G. Mohamed, Hichem Yacoubi, Kettly Noël

Summary TIMBUKTU is a drama set in East Africa about villagers whose lives are threatened by Jihadists.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 19/05/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

TIMBUKTU is a drama set in East Africa about villagers whose lives are threatened by Jihadists.

Violence

In one scene, a woman receives twenty lashes as a punishment and is beaten on the back. However, she is thrashed over her clothes and there is no injury detail. In another scene, a man and woman are buried up to their necks in sand before they are stoned. There is brief sight of the man's bloodstreaked face. There are also scenes in which people are shot and killed; however, injury detail is limited.

There is infrequent mild bad language ('assholes', 'bastard').

At one point, a man throws a spear at a cow, which subsequently collapses. However, assurances were received from the film makers that the animal was not harmed. The spear was added after filming, using digital effects, and the appearance of the animal collapsing was created by sedating the cow under veterinary supervision.

Details

Title
TIMBUKTU
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
13/03/2015
Main language
English, Arabic, Bambara, French
Submitted run time
95m 56s
Approved footage
8634+0
BBFC reference
AFF324197
Registration number
CFJ35254
Remarks
Subtitled

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