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HONOUR (2012)

HONOUR <span>(2012)</span> artwork

HONOUR (2012)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 102

Release dates 03/05/2013

Ratings Info Contains strong language, violence and sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Shan Khan

Cast includes Paddy Considine, Aiysha Hart, Nikesh Patel, Shubham Saraf, Faraz Ayub, William Ruane, Ben Bishop, Caitlin Joseph

Summary After a failed attempt at an honour killing at the hands of her family, Mona (Hart) is forced to go on the run. The family, desperate to save face, enlist the services of a bounty hunter (Considine) to search the streets of London to track her down.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

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Ratings info publication date 23/04/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HONOUR is a drama set within the South Asian community in London. It tells the story of a young Pakistani woman whose relationship with a Punjabi man leads her family to decide she must die. It is rated 15 for strong language, violence and sex references.

There is frequent use of strong language ('f**k'), with some of the uses being aggressive. There is also some discriminatory language and demonstrations of racist attitudes. The discriminatory language and behaviour is not confined to 'white-on-Asian' but also includes discrimination between Asian characters, signifying the hostility and intolerance that can exist between different communities.

The violence includes sight of a helpless woman being strangled. There is no focus on the details of the violence, which is portrayed in a negative light.

There are some strong verbal sex references, mostly used as crude and aggressive insults, again illustrating the tensions that are addressed by the film.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.


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