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VENUS IN FUR

VENUS IN FUR artwork

VENUS IN FUR

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 95m 39s

Release date 06/06/2014

BBFCInsight very strong language, strong sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Roman Polanski

Cast includes Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 27/05/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

VENUS IN FUR is a subtitled French drama based on a stage play. An actress and a director read parts from the director's play, based on the Leopold von Sacher-Masoch novella.

Language

There is infrequent use of very strong language ('c**t'), both spoken by a woman and neither delivered with any aggression. There is also use of strong language ('f**k'). Additional bad language includes 'bitch', 'shit', 'crap' and 'asshole'.

Sex

Several references to "S&M porn" in relation to the novella on which the film, and the play within the film, is based. There are suggestions of characters enjoying sadomasochistic activities, asking to be humiliated and degraded. There is also a sequence in which a character talks about being whipped as a boy, in the context of being punished, with the adult character reflecting on the event, considering that this led to his adult interest in being dominated.

Details

Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
04/04/2014
Main language
French, German
Submitted run time
95m 39s
Approved footage
8608+8
BBFC reference
AFF310239
Registration number
CFJ31876
Remarks
Subtitled

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