Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over

BREATHE (2017)

BREATHE (2017)
  • Genre: Drama

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 117 minutes

  • Director(s): Andy Serkis

  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, Diana Rigg, Ed Speleers

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent bloody images

  • Synopsis: BREATHE is a British drama in which a woman cares for her husband when polio leaves him paralysed and reliant upon a respirator.

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BREATHE is a British drama in which a woman cares for her husband when polio leaves him paralysed and reliant upon a respirator.

Disturbing images

There is a scene in which blood pumps out of a breathing tube attached to a character's throat.

There is mild bad language.

There is also a sequence in which a doctor performs a lethal injection in an assisted dying context, as well as discussion of this.

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