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GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 123m 5s

Ratings Info Contains moderate violence and occasional gory moments

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Mike Newell

Cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Flemyng, Ewen Bremner, Robbie Coltrane, Holliday Granger, Jeremy Irvine, Sally Hawkins, David Walliams, Jesse Cave, Ralph Ineson, Tamzin Outhwaite. Pooky Quesnel

Cut This work was passed uncut.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 20/12/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

GREAT EXPECTATIONS is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel about a poor orphan boy called Pip who becomes the beneficiary of an unknown patron.

Violence

During a flashback, a woman is seen attempting to strangle a sleeping woman. The victim wakes up quickly and grabs a knife, which she then uses to slash her attacker's arms, drawing blood.

Another scene shows a falling candle igniting a woman's dress and setting her alight. There is brief sight of the woman on fire before her body is smothered. Her blackened face and hands are subsequently shown before she briefly speaks and dies. There are a few scenes of milder violence, including a man being beaten and a fight between two men. There is brief use of weapons, including knives.

The film also contains infrequent scary scenes, most notably the opening scene in which Pip meets a menacing escaped convict in a graveyard.

There is a brief scene of domestic violence in which Pip's older sister canes him. This is undetailed and serves to establish his miserable home life.

Adult characters occasionally smoke pipes, reflecting the period in which the drama is set.

There is one use of mild bad language ('bastard').

Details

Title
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Year
2012
Distributor(s)
Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
21/12/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
123m 5s
BBFC reference
AVF294004
Remarks
Widescreen

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

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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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