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WE ARE MONSTER

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WE ARE MONSTER

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 88m 35s

Release date 01/05/2015

BBFCInsight very strong and racist language, strong violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Antony Petrou

Cast includes Leeshon Alexander, Aymen Hamdouchi, Gethin Anthony, Justin Salinger, Doug Allen, Shazad Latif, Drew Edwards, Sean Sagar

Summary WE ARE MONSTER is a UK drama, based on a true story, in which a racist convict murders his Asian cellmate.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 21/04/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WE ARE MONSTER is a UK drama, based on a true story, in which a racist convict murders his Asian cellmate.

Language

There are infrequent uses of very strong language ('c**t'), many of which occur when the racist convict talks to himself. There is also frequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as multiple uses of racist language throughout.

Violence

In one scene, the convict beats his cellmate to death. Blood sprays onto the assailant's shirt; however, there is no strong injury detail.

There are also visual and verbal references to self-harming. These include a scene in which two male prisoners cut their wrists, with brief injury detail. This is not a genuine suicide attempt, however, as the prisoners are merely attempting to get removed from prison.

In one scene, a male prisoner has a sexual conversation with a woman over the phone, whilst another man apparently masturbates.

There are also some scenes in which men smoke cannabis.

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 film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 18 but that their preferred 15 could be achieved by reducing the number of uses of very strong language. When the film was submitted for formal classification, the number of uses of very strong language had been reduced and it was classified 15.

Details

Title
WE ARE MONSTER
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Metrodome Distribution
Classified date(s)
01/05/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
88m 35s
Approved footage
7972+8
BBFC reference
BFF308760
Registration number
CFJ35710

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