STOKER | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 94m 49s

Ratings Info Contains strong sex, violence and sexualised violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Chan-wook Park

Cast includes Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 21/03/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

STOKER is a thriller in which a young woman's mysterious uncle comes to stay with her and her mothe following her father's death.


A young woman masturbates in the shower as she recalls a violent killing she has witnessed.


There are scenes of strong violence, including a shooting that results in a very large splatter of blood and a brutal killing in which a man is repeatedly beaten over the head with a rock as he sits in a car.

The film deals with adult themes, including at times an incestuous desire between a woman and her uncle.

There is strong threat, including a scene in which a woman realises she is about to be killed and a sequence leading up to the murder of a child by being buried alive.

There is also some moderate bad language.


Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
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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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