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A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES artwork

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 113m 35s

Release date 19/09/2014

BBFCInsight strong bloody violence, sexualised violence, very strong language

Genre(s) Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Scott Frank

Cast includes Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Boyd Holbrook, Ruth Wilson, Sebastian Roché, Whitney Able, Stephanie Andujar

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/09/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is a drama thriller about a private detective who is hired to track down those responsible for the kidnapping and murder of the wives of men involved in the drug trade.

Violence

There are exchanges of gunfire and scenes of intense hand-to-hand fighting, including the use of weapons such as bottles, a meat cleaver and a garrotte. Violent acts sometimes result in sight of bloody injuries. There is also a scene of sexualised violence in which a woman is subjected to strong and disquieting physical and verbal menace by two men.

Language

A single use of very strong language (‘c**t’), which is delivered in a sinister rather than aggressive manner, and numerous uses of strong language (‘f**k’, ‘motherf**ker’, ‘c**ksucker’).

The film also contains brief images of sexual activity seen in photographs, and implied drug use.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive an 18 certificate but that their preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making cuts to reduce a scene of sexualised threat and to remove an accompanying aggressive use of very strong language directed at a woman. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, edits had been made to this scene. The formal submission was consequently rated 15.

Details

Distributor(s)
Entertainment One UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
03/09/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
113m 35s
Approved footage
10222+8
BBFC reference
DFF314346
Registration number
CFJ33364

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