Still The Water
  • Directors(s)

    Naomi Kawase

  • Production Year

    2014

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    114m

  • Cast

    Tetta Sugimoto, Miyuki Matsuda, Jun Murakami, Makiko Watanabe, Jun Yoshinaga, Nijiro Murakami

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Film

Still The Water

infrequent strong sex

On a subtropical island, a teenage couple deal with the interwoven cycle of life, death and love.

  • Directors(s)

    Naomi Kawase

  • Production Year

    2014

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    114m

  • Cast

    Tetta Sugimoto, Miyuki Matsuda, Jun Murakami, Makiko Watanabe, Jun Yoshinaga, Nijiro Murakami

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

STILL THE WATER is a Japanese coming-of-age drama about two teenagers who fall in love, he whilst still coming to terms with the divorce of his parents and she whilst coping with the imminent death of her mother.

Sex

In one scene a couple have sex in the dark. A man's head appears to be near or between a woman's thighs, and a little later the woman's body writhes as the man thrusts down into her. In another scene a young man lies on top of a young woman in a mangrove swamp. They kiss and there is a fleeting glimpse of one of the woman's nipples.

Other issues include portrayals of goats being slaughtered, natural nudity, mild sex references, and a poignant scene in which a dying woman finally passes away. Infrequent mild bad language is confined to two uses of 'arse'.

Scenes from this film were originally shown to the BBFC for advice. The company was informed that one scene was likely to be in breach of the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937 and was therefore unlikely to be suitable for classification. When the film was submitted for formal classification, this scene had been cut.

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Still The WaterCinema118m 41sSoda Pictures Ltd.12/06/2015
Still The WaterCinema13m 45sSoda Pictures Ltd.21/10/2014REJECT
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Still The WaterPhysical media + VOD/Streaming113m 53sSoda Pictures Ltd.22/06/2015
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Still The WaterCinema1m 34sSoda Pictures Ltd.10/06/2015
  • Classified date

    22/06/2015

  • BBFC reference

    AVF320452

  • Language

    Japanese