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ALPHA (2018)

ALPHA <span>(2018)</span> artwork

ALPHA (2018)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 93

Release dates 24/08/2018

Ratings Info moderate threat, injury detail

Genre(s) Drama, Adventure

Director(s) Albert Hughes

Cast includes Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe, Leonor Varela, Jens Hultén, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Mercedes de la Zerda

Summary ALPHA is a drama set 20,000 years ago in which a young man embarks on a journey for survival.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 14/08/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ALPHA is a drama set 20,000 years ago in which a young man embarks on a journey for survival.


A jump moment occurs when a wolf grabs a man from where he is sitting beside a fire and runs off with him into the night. In one scene a young man must run away from a pack of wolves despite an ankle injury. Later he is also chased by a pack of hyenas.

Injury detail

After a fall, a young man wakes to find a bird of prey pecking at his bloody face. After his fall, there is a close up on his swollen foot, which he places between two rocks, and then a brief moment implies that he twists it back in to place, whilst crying out in pain.

Some young men beat other young men, in an undetailed violent scene shown from a distance. There are several scenes of animal hunting, including sight of a young man hitting a large predator with his spear. There is brief natural nudity as a man emerges from a lake after washing.



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Sony DADC Europe Ltd,Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd.
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Note to parents
Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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