• Director(s)

    Oliver Pearn

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    74m

  • Cast

    Victoria Lucie, Royce Pierreson, Harriet Walter

Film

On The Line

moderate threat, references to suicide and domestic abuse

ON THE LINE is a drama thriller in which a telephone exchange operator on Alderney in the 1960s becomes the link in the desperate search for a woman she believes is in grave danger.

ON THE LINE is a drama thriller in which a telephone exchange operator on Alderney in the 1960s becomes the link in the desperate search for a woman she believes is in grave danger.

violence
There are references to a woman being the silent victim of domestic abuse, which led to her taking her own life. There are references to the bloody, but inadvertent, killing of a man by a troubled character which has taken place off-screen.
threat and horror
The frightened voices and screams of people in apparent danger from abduction and captivity are heard in a series of telephone calls. Although the sense of threat becomes intense, there is no visual reinforcement of these characters' predicaments.
suicide
Relayed entirely in the course of telephone calls fielded by an exchange operator, who is the only character on screen, a woman says she is going to take her own life and a man is heard attempting to hang himself. There are reassuring outcomes to both situations.
There are references to mental health issues related to the experience of war. There is mild bad language ('shit', 'bugger', 'bollocks', 'bloody'), as well as very mild terms such as 'damn', 'Christ' and 'hell'. A character smokes cigarettes, which reflects the historical period in which the drama is set.
  • Director(s)

    Oliver Pearn

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    74m

  • Cast

    Victoria Lucie, Royce Pierreson, Harriet Walter

moderate threat, references to suicide and domestic abuse
Classified Date:
01/11/2023
Version:
2D
Use:
VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Miracle Media
violence
There are references to a woman being the silent victim of domestic abuse, which led to her taking her own life. There are references to the bloody, but inadvertent, killing of a man by a troubled character which has taken place off-screen.
threat and horror
The frightened voices and screams of people in apparent danger from abduction and captivity are heard in a series of telephone calls. Although the sense of threat becomes intense, there is no visual reinforcement of these characters' predicaments.
suicide
Relayed entirely in the course of telephone calls fielded by an exchange operator, who is the only character on screen, a woman says she is going to take her own life and a man is heard attempting to hang himself. There are reassuring outcomes to both situations.
There are references to mental health issues related to the experience of war. There is mild bad language ('shit', 'bugger', 'bollocks', 'bloody'), as well as very mild terms such as 'damn', 'Christ' and 'hell'. A character smokes cigarettes, which reflects the historical period in which the drama is set.
  • Classified date

    01/11/2023

  • Language

    English