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WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE (2014)

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE <span>(2014)</span> artwork

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE (2014)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 103

Release dates 10/06/2016

BBFCInsight very mild threat, scenes of emotional distress

Genre(s) Animation

Director(s) Hiromasa Yonebayashi,Jamie Simone

Cast includes Hailee Steinfeld (voice), Kiernan Shipka (voice), Geena Davis (voice), John C. Reilly (voice), Grey Griffin (voice), Catherine O'Hara (voice), Ellen Burstyn (voice), Vanessa Williams (voice), Sara Takatsuki (voice), Kasumi Arimura (voice), Nanako Matsushima (voice), Susumu Terajima (voice), Toshie Negishi (voice), Ryôko Moriyama (voice), Kazuko Yoshiyuki (voice), Hitomi Kuroki (voice)

Summary WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is a Japanese drama about a young girl who encounters a mysterious stranger in a mansion by a marsh.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 31/05/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is a Japanese animation about a young girl who encounters a mysterious stranger in a mansion by a marsh.

Threat

There are moments of very mild threat as a young girl recalls being bullied by her nanny and maids, who pull at her arm and brush her hair roughly. She is also dragged towards a scary abandoned building during a storm but everyone runs away when there is a sudden flash of lightning. Two girls are frightened as they enter the abandoned building; the girls comfort and reassure each other.

Theme

There are scenes in which a young girl becomes upset as she talks about losing both her parents. The girl also cries when she hears a sad story about a young woman losing her husband and daughter to illness and an accident. These moments are brief and the themes of bereavement and grief are handled carefully.

Other issues include some name-calling when a girl calls another a 'fat pig' during an argument. The girl is told off and eventually apologises.

Some adult characters smoke.

Details

Title
WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE
Also known as
OMOIDE NO MÂNÎ
Year
2014
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
21/07/2016
Main language
Japanese
Other languages
English
BBFC reference
AZF333981

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