Hitchcock
  • Directors(s)

    Sacha Gervasi

  • Production Year

    2013

  • Release date

    08/02/2013

  • Genre(s)

    Biopic, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    98m

  • Cast

    Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow, Jessica Biel, James D'Arcy, Ralph Macchio, Michael Stuhlbarg, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Anthony Hopkins

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Film

Hitchcock

Contains moderate horror, threat and sex references

The relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho (1960) in 1959 is explored.

  • Directors(s)

    Sacha Gervasi

  • Production Year

    2013

  • Release date

    08/02/2013

  • Genre(s)

    Biopic, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    98m

  • Cast

    Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow, Jessica Biel, James D'Arcy, Ralph Macchio, Michael Stuhlbarg, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Anthony Hopkins

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

HITCHCOCK is a drama exploring the relationship between film director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the production of his classic film 'Psycho'.

Threat

The film includes scenes of moderate horror, such as when Hitchcock has recurrent nightmares of serial killer Ed Gein dragging the corpse of an apparently murdered woman up some stairs. The woman looks dead but suddenly rises up in a 'jump' moment, causing Hitchcock to awaken from his dream. There is also a scene in which the Gein character comforts his dead mother in her bed as if she were alive.

There is some moderate threat, including the opening shot of the film in which two men are talking and one of them, Ed Gein, strikes the other on the back of the head with a shovel.

Sex

The film also contains moderate sex references when Alma Reville makes a derogatory reference about a film critic who she says 'hasn't climaxed in years'. In another scene, whilst Hitchcock is directing his leading actress Janet Leigh, he describes how another character can 'smell the rancid, pungent smell of sex' on her.

There is also mild bad language, e.g. 'bloody', 'crap', 'hell', 'damn', screw'.

  • Classified date

    13/11/2012

  • BBFC reference

    AFF295678

  • Language

    English