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SECONDS (1966)

SECONDS <span>(1966)</span> artwork

SECONDS (1966)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 106

Release dates 26/10/2015

Ratings Info strong nudity, threat

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) John Frankenheimer

Cast includes Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph, Will Geer, Jeff Corey, Richard Anderson

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 16/10/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SECONDS is a 1966 drama about a middle-aged man who undergoes a process to change his life by being given a new appearance and identity.


During a festival to celebrate a wine harvest, men and women remove their clothing to dance and climb into a large vat to tread grapes. Over the duration of a long scene there are frequent shots of breast, buttock and genital nudity. Although no obvious sexual activity takes place, there is a sexualised aspect to the nudity.


A sense of threat runs through the film and is most clearly felt in a scene in which a character is restrained to a trolley being wheeled into an operating theatre. The character becomes aware of the danger to him and thrashes around in futile protest. The scene is sustained, intense and unsettling.

There is also some brief bloody surgical detail.


Cinema, DVD
Paramount Film Service Ltd,Eureka Entertainment Ltd
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