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WORLD WAR Z

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WORLD WAR Z

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 115m 50s

Release date 21/06/2013

BBFCInsight Contains sustained threat and strong violence

Genre(s) Action, Drama, Horror

Director(s) Marc Forster

Cast includes Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, David Morse, Matthew Fox, James Badge Dale

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/06/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WORLD WAR Z is an action horror drama about a man's attempts to stop a zombie pandemic that is sweeping the world.

Threat

There is sustained threat throughout, with swathes of fast-moving zombies attacking from the very beginning. Zombies fly at humans and attack, almost immediately transforming those bitten into fellow zombies, with some close-ups on their glassy eyes and on black veins spreading across their faces. Most of the threat occurs in large-scale set-pieces, with hordes of swarming zombies overrunning streets and vehicles, but there are some more close-up attacks in which individual humans are targeted and transformed.

Violence

Most of the violence takes place off-screen and the film contains very little blood. However, some scenes leave a strong impression, including one in which the main character hacks a female soldier's hand off in order to stop the zombie disease spreading through her body. In another scene, the main character attacks a zombie with a crowbar. Although the blows and the damage they cause are not seen, the violence creates a strong impression.

The film also contains some moderate bad language, including uses of 'bitch' and 'prick'.

Details

Title
WORLD WAR Z
Year
2013
Distributor(s)
Paramount Pictures UK
Classified date(s)
05/06/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
115m 50s
Approved footage
10425+0
BBFC reference
BFF295138
Registration number
CFJ29139

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