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THE NIGHTINGALE

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THE NIGHTINGALE

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 136m 18s

Release date 29/11/2019

Ratings Info sexual violence, strong bloody violence, very strong language

Genre(s) Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Jennifer Kent

Cast includes Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood, Ewen Leslie

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 19/11/2019

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE NIGHTINGALE is an Australian thriller, set at the turn of the nineteenth century, in which a woman seeks revenge for acts of violence against herself and her family.

Sexual violence

There are multiple scenes of rape, including gang rape, and sexual threat.

Violence

There are scenes of bloody violence, including racist violence. During a rape scene, the victim’s baby is struck against a wall and killed; the baby’s face is concealed by her clothing but we see her body go limp on impact. A man is stabbed and bludgeoned to death, resulting in strong gory detail. Other violence includes bloody shootings and stabbings.

Language

There is aggressive use of very strong language (‘c**t’), in addition to use of strong language (‘f**k’). People also use racist terms including ‘boy’, ‘black bastard’, ‘black monkey’ and ‘black devil’.

A brief scene of strong sex shows a woman vigorously riding a man in bed. Occasional dream sequences feature moments of strong threat including infrequent ‘jump scare’ moments.

Details

Title
THE NIGHTINGALE
Year
2019
Distributor(s)
Vertigo Releasing Ltd
Classified date(s)
20/11/2019
Main language
English
Other languages
English
Submitted run time
136m 18s
BBFC reference
AVF378669
Remarks
Part Subtitled

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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