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ANTEBELLUM

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 105m 51s

Release date 24/04/2020

Ratings Info very strong language, strong violence, threat

Genre(s) Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Gerard Bush,Christopher Renz

Cast includes Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe

Summary ANTEBELLUM is a US drama thriller in which a woman appears to be trapped in a nightmare about America's slave-era past.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 14/04/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ANTEBELLUM is a US drama thriller in which a woman appears to be trapped in a nightmare about America's slave-era past.

Language

There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t') and occasional strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker', 'c**ksucker'), as well as milder bad language including uses of 'bitch', 'hos', 'ass', 'shit' and 'bastard'. There are also uses of racist language, such as 'nigger', 'negro' and 'darkies', which occur in scenes set during the era of slavery. The work as a whole does not promote or endorse discriminatory language, or the behaviour associated with it.

Violence

There is strong violence including beatings, stabbings, brandings and blows delivered with an axe; violence is bloody.

Threat and horror

Strong threat is present in the relationships between white men who assert their dominance over black slaves. Sexual threat occurs when female slaves are coerced into having sex with Confederate soldiers.

There are moderate sex references and a brief scene of moderate sex. A character's body is seen suspended from a ceiling in the aftermath of a suicide. It is implied a woman has suffered a miscarriage.

Details

Title
ANTEBELLUM
Year
2020
Distributor(s)
Lionsgate UK Ltd/ Lionsgate International (UK) Ltd (film)
Classified date(s)
14/04/2020
Main language
English
Submitted run time
105m 51s
Approved footage
9526+8
BBFC reference
AFF381163
Registration number
CFJ50063

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