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THE TRIALS OF CATE MCCALL

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THE TRIALS OF CATE MCCALL

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 89m 7s

Release date 15/09/2014

BBFCInsight strong references to sexual violence, very strong language

Director(s) Karen Moncrieff

Cast includes Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte, James Cromwell

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 05/09/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE TRIALS OF CATE MCCALL is a drama about a lawyer and alcoholic who takes on the case of a woman who has apparently been wrongly convicted of murder.

Violence

There are some strong references to sexual violence, with a man questioned about having forcibly 'sodomised' a woman, and the same woman in court stating that a police officer "held his gun to my throat and then he put it down between my legs and pushed it inside me. I could feel the cold steel inside me". Later, a passage from a book is read out in court, with reference to a police officer "f**king me with his piece as his cock tore me open from behind".

Language

Three uses of very strong language ('c**t'). The first use comes as a man talks about a woman, the second is an anatomical use, and the third forms part of a torrent of abuse, screamed by one woman at another. There are also several uses of strong language ('f**k' and 'motherf**ker') and other, milder terms such as 'bitch' and 'cock'.

The film also contains some moderate violence, with a woman hit in the face and pushed into the back seat of a police car.

Details

Title
THE TRIALS OF CATE MCCALL
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
Matchbox Films Ltd
Classified date(s)
19/08/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
89m 7s
BBFC reference
AVR314185
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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THE TRIALS OF CATE MCCALL

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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