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AN EDUCATION

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AN EDUCATION

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 99m 53s

Release date 30/10/2009

Ratings Info Contains moderate sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Lone Scherfig

Cast includes Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Olivia Williams, Emma Thompson, Cara Seymour, Matthew Beard

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 20/10/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

AN EDUCATION is a drama, set in 1960s Britain, and which concerns a 17 year old school student's choice between trying to gain a place at Oxford or take up with the wealthy older man who is pursuing her.

Sex

There are references to losing one's virginity, as well as sex scenes which are discreetly filmed and lack strong detail.

The film also contains mild bad language (for example, 'bastard', 'bloody', 'hell' and a non-sexual use of 'bugger'), and a couple of uses of terms such as "Negros" and "coloured people". However, the discriminatory terms are not condoned by the film as a whole, and instead illustrate the language and attitudes that prevailed at the time.

There are also a number of scenes showing people, including schoolgirls, smoking cigarettes, and which reflect the time period in which the film is set.

Details

Title
AN EDUCATION
Year
2009
Distributor(s)
E1 Films (Contender)
Classified date(s)
02/06/2009
Main language
English
Submitted run time
99m 53s
Approved footage
8989+14
BBFC reference
AFF260294
Registration number
CFJ19245

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