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ELYSIUM (2013)

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ELYSIUM (2013)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 107

Release dates 21/08/2013

Ratings Info Contains strong language, bloody violence and gory images

Genre(s) Science Fiction

Director(s) Neill Blomkamp

Cast includes Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, William Fiichtner, Alice Braga, Talisa Soto, Diego Luna, Faran Tahir, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Wagner Moura, Josh Blacker, Emma Tremblay, Adrian Holmes

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 11/08/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ELYSIUM is a science fiction film set in 2154 about a dying man who is given the chance to escape from an overpopulated and polluted Earth and reach a utopian habitat called Elysium, where he can be cured.


The film contains frequent use of strong language ('f**k' and 'motherf**ker').


There are some scenes featuring strong bloody violence and gory images. In one fight, a man's face is blown off, whilst in another scene a woman's throat is cut, followed by sight of blood flowing over her hand. There are also brief scenes showing a man exploding, a man's shattered and bloody face, which is rapidly healed during a medical procedure, and a medical procedure in which a man has implants placed inside his body. The film also contains scenes in which people fight, featuring heavy blows and kicks to the head and body, and some of which feature men fitted with metal exoskeletal body suits.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.



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