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BLACK SWAN [Additional material,Audio description]

BLACK SWAN <span>[Additional material,Audio description]</span> artwork

BLACK SWAN [Additional material,Audio description]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 103m 38s

Release date 16/05/2011

Ratings Info Contains strong sex, language and bloody images

Genre(s) Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Darren Aronofsky

Cast includes Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder, Benjamin Millepied, Ksenia Solo, Kristina Anapau, Janet Montgomery, Sebastian Stan, Toby Hemingway

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 06/06/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BLACK SWAN is a US psychological drama in which a prima ballerina's mental health deteriorates as she prepares for a performance of Swan Lake.


Scenes include implied masturbation and cunnilingus.


Frequent use of strong language ('f**k') occurs.

Injury detail

There is sight of blood and wound detail in the aftermath of a stabbing and from self inflicted injuries.

In one scene characters take an unspecified drug, resulting in a woman becoming disorientated and experiencing hallucinations. The work does not encourage or condone drug misuse.


Title Information
Additional material,Audio description
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
103m 38s
BBFC reference
Audio Descriptive

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles


Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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