STARBUCK | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 104m 41s

Ratings Info Contains strong language and sex references

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Ken Scott

Cast includes Patrick Huard, Antoine Bertrand, Julie LeBreton, Igor Ovadis

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 04/01/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

STARBUCK is a French language comedy drama in which a middle aged man discovers that sperm samples he gave two decades ago have resulted in the birth of more than 500 children, many of whom have filed a lawsuit to force him to reveal his identity.


There is strong language ('f**k').


The film opens with sight of the main character, as a much younger man, masturbating in a clinic while leafing through some pornographic magazines. Elsewhere in the film there are verbal references to masturbation as well as a scene in which one of the man's friends bemoans his own inability to achieve an erection, describing this in graphic terms.

The film also contains some references to drugs. For example, we see the main character trying to grow cannabis in his flat. Later on he finds out that one of his many children is a heroin addict. We see the woman having a fit as a result of an overdose and then see her lying on a bed with a hypodermic syringe dangling from her arm.


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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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