Private Peaceful
  • Director(s)

    Pat O'Connor

  • Production Year

    2012

  • Release date

    12/10/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, War

  • Approx. running minutes

    102m

  • Cast

    Richard Griffiths, Maxine Peake, Jack O'Connell, John Lynch

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Film

Private Peaceful

Contains moderate battle violence
  • Director(s)

    Pat O'Connor

  • Production Year

    2012

  • Release date

    12/10/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, War

  • Approx. running minutes

    102m

  • Cast

    Richard Griffiths, Maxine Peake, Jack O'Connell, John Lynch

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PRIVATE PEACEFUL is an adaptation of the book by Michael Morpurgo, in which two brothers fall in love with the same girl and then go off to fight in the First World War.

Violence

There are some intense scenes of battle violence set in the trenches and battlefields of France. These include sight of British soldiers being mown down by German machine-gun fire as they charge an enemy position, sight of soldiers being blown off their feet when a shell explodes in a trench, and sight of a German soldier being shot in the back after infiltrating a British trench.

The film also contains occasional mild sex references and mild bad language, including the terms 'arse', 'bastards', 'bloody', bugger and 'shit'. There is some use of outdated discriminatory terms, such as 'Frenchie', 'Bosch' and 'Hun' but these merely reflect the period in which the story is set.

  • Classified date

    05/07/2012

  • BBFC reference

    AFF291661

  • Language

    English