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JUBILEE (1978)

JUBILEE <span>(1978)</span> artwork

JUBILEE (1978)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 104

Release dates 01/03/1995

Ratings Info strong language, sex, nudity

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Derek Jarman

Cast includes Jenny Runacre, Toyah Wilcox, Little Nell, Jordan, Ian Charleson, Adam Ant, Hermine Demoriane, Karl Johnson, Linda Spurrier, Neil Kennedy

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 06/03/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JUBILEE is Derek Jarman's dystopian punk drama, originally released in 1978.


Over twenty uses of strong language ('f**k'), some of which are aggressive and some of which are used in sexual context. There is also moderate and mild bad language.


There is a strong sex scene in which a man thrusts exaggeratedly into a woman, as two other women look on. The scene contains breast nudity and fleeting full frontal nudity, as a woman passes in front of the camera. In a further sex scene there is also a brief glimpse between a woman's legs.


Several scenes of violence, including a man being suffocated with a plastic sheet, and a policeman being knifed and castrated, with sight of his guts briefly falling from his stomach. The violence is presented in an unrealistic fashion.

The film also contains a scene in which a woman carves the word 'love' into another woman's back, using a knife.


DVD, Cinema
Tartan Video Ltd,Second Sight Films,Jettisoundz Ltd,Cinegate Ltd,BFI Films
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