SOCRATES | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 70m 41s

Release date 21/08/2020

Ratings Info strong language, sex references, violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Alexandre Moratto

Cast includes Christian Malheiros, Tales Ordakji, Jayme Rodrigues, Vanessa Santana

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 11/08/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SOCRATES is a Portuguese language drama in which a teenager tries to support himself, following his mother’s death.


There is strong language ('f**k', 'c**ksucker'), as well as milder terms including 'bitch', 'shit' and 'dick'.


There is a scene in which a teenager meets an older man who offers him money for various sexual favours, listing how much he is prepared to pay for each.


Scenes of violence include a man being hit on the head with a rock, causing a wound.

There are a number of scenes in which people encounter discrimination. Two young men kissing on a beach are confronted and abused by two other men. The term 'faggot' is used in this scene, and also in another, in which a boy is taunted by his father about his sexuality. Some misogynistic views are expressed by young men in the background of a scene. On a couple of occasions, people smoke what might be marijuana.


Peccadillo Pictures
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70m 41s
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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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