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VICTORIA & ABDUL

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VICTORIA & ABDUL

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 106m 43s

Release date 29/01/2018

BBFCInsight obscured strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Stephen Frears

Cast includes Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Olivia Williams

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 19/01/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

VICTORIA AND ABDUL is a British historical drama following Queen Victoria's relationship with an Indian man who joins her household staff.

Language

In one scene a man appears to use strong language ('f**k') although the sound of the language is dipped and the word not fully uttered. There is also use of milder terms such as 'arsehole', 'shit', 'dick', 'God' and 'Jesus Christ'.

A childless character is examined for sexually transmitted infections. There are incidents of historical racist behaviour, occasionally accompanied by physical aggression. The word 'wog' is used by an Indian man reflecting on how he perceives society's attitudes to his compatriots.

Details

Title
VICTORIA & ABDUL
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
Classified date(s)
22/12/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
106m 43s
BBFC reference
AVF349927
Remarks
16:9

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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