Anna Karenina
  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    130m

  • Release date

    07/09/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

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Film

Anna Karenina

Contains moderate sex, language and brief bloody images

In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky.

  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    130m

  • Release date

    07/09/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

ANNA KARENINA is an adaptation of the classic Russian novel by Leo Tolstoy. Aristocratic Anna is in a comfortable but dull marriage when she meets the dashing Count Vronsky, beginning an affair that will throw their lives into turmoil.

Sex

The film contains a scene in which the couple consummate their adulterous relationship. There is no nudity but there are glimpses of bare flesh on arms, legs and backs as the couple touch and kiss. The woman is seen sitting on the man's lap and then moving gently up and down. Later in the film the same couple are seen lying together under a sheet with the man's bare buttock visible.

Language

Bad language includes uses of 'whore', 'slut' and 'damn'.

Injury detail

There is a brief but bloody image when we see the body of a man who has been struck by a train. There is some sight of a wound on the man's stomach and an impression of his intestines hanging out from the wound but the image is brief and shadowy and shown from a distance.

A character is shown to take some drops of morphine and several characters also smoke cigarettes. At the end of the film a character takes their own life by jumping in front of a train but the impact is not shown and only a few drops of blood are visible on the person's face afterwards.

During a horse race one animal is seen to fall heavily onto the ground, rolling over on its head and neck. The effect was created with computer generated images and no real animal was harmed.

  • Classified date

    17/08/2012

  • Director(s)

    Joe Wright

  • Cast

    Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Kelly Macdonald, Aaron Johnson

  • BBFC reference

    AFF291113