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IT COULDN'T HAPPEN HERE (1987)

IT COULDN'T HAPPEN HERE <span>(1987)</span> artwork

IT COULDN'T HAPPEN HERE (1987)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 84

Release dates 04/06/2020, 01/09/1992

Ratings Info strong sex references, nudity

Genre(s) Music

Director(s) Jack Bond

Cast includes Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Joss Ackland, Barbara Windsor, Gareth Hunt, Neil Dickson

Cut versions One or more versions of this work have been cut. Cuts are detailed for each respective version found under "Related works".

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 25/05/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

IT COULDN'T HAPPEN HERE is a British musical film based on the music of The Pet Shop Boys and their first two studio albums, 'Please' and 'Actually'.

Sex

There are strong sex references, including when a man refers to his ex-girlfriend as a 'nymphomaniac', as well as sight of men and two school boys looking at various sexual scenarios through Mutoscopes. A black and white farce sketch plays out a scenario called 'Nights in the Harem', in which two gentleman kiss and fondle a house maid.

Another scene includes a ventriloquist's dummy making reference to a waitress' legs, who also has her backside fondled by a man from behind the counter.

Nudity

There is brief full frontal nudity, as well as breast and rear nudity, when a man looks through a pair of binoculars at two women who walk naked along a beach.

In another scene, there is more breast and rear nudity visible on posters featuring a number of women in various poses.

There is implied violence to a woman sex-worker by a supposedly blind serial killer who hits her with his cane after she chases business on the side of a main road.

A group of young men wearing Union Jack clothing and with swastikas drawn on their faces surround a man in a telephone box. He is later seen with blood running down his forehead.

A man wearing a trench coat and hat, and with bandages covering his face, walks along a garden path engulfed in flames with no evidence of pain or injury.

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

Details

Title
IT COULDN'T HAPPEN HERE
Year
1987
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Video Collection International,Entertainment in Video Ltd,Entertainment Film Dists Ltd,BFI Video
Classified date(s)
02/03/2020
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF061371

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