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WE ARE THE BEST!

WE ARE THE BEST! artwork

WE ARE THE BEST!

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 101m 48s

Release date 18/04/2014

BBFCInsight Contains very strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Lukas Moodysson

Cast includes Liv LeMoyne, Mads Korsgaard, Mira Grosin, Berndt Östman, Mira Barkhammar, Lena Nylén

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 08/04/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WE ARE THE BEST! is a subtitled Swedish language drama, set in 1982, about three young teenage girls who form a punk band.

Language

The film contains four uses of very strong language ('c**t'). One is said out of frustration and anger by a male music student. This use is challenged by the teacher, who makes it clear the language is inappropriate. The other three uses are shouted out by audience members who are heckling a punk band they dislike. Although the uses are aggressive, and aimed towards teenage girls in the band, they are not accompanied by any violence or threat. Furthermore, they are insulting to the band in general, rather than individually directed, and the band members are amused by the heckling rather than offended. The film also contains over 15 uses of strong language ('f**k') and one use of discriminatory language.

Other issues include some moderate sex references, including the name of a punk band called 'Incest Brothers'. There is also sight of older teenagers smoking cigarettes at a party.

Details

Title
WE ARE THE BEST!
Also known as
VI ÄR BÄST!
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
Metrodome Distribution
Classified date(s)
31/01/2014
Main language
Swedish
Submitted run time
101m 48s
Approved footage
9162+0
BBFC reference
AFF308536
Registration number
CFJ31322

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