BHOOTHNATH RETURNS (2014)

BHOOTHNATH RETURNS (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 151 minutes

  • Director(s): Nitesh Tiwari

  • Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Parth Bhalerao, Kurush Deboo

  • BBFCinsight: brief moderate violence, mild bad language

  • Synopsis: A ghost helps a boy stand up against political corruption and to bring change to his town.

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BHOOTHNATH RETURNS is a subtitled Hindi language comedy fantasy in which a ghost helps a young boy to stand up against political corruption and to bring change to his town.

Violence

There is a scene in which a young boy is chased by thugs and hit with a metal pole, resulting in a bloody injury to his head. The sight of the wound is very brief.

Language

The film contains uses of mild bad language in Hindi.

The film also contains a passing drug reference, very mild innuendo, and some documentary images of poverty and destitution in India. More information about the film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or the free BBFC app.

ILO ILO (2013)

ILO ILO (2013)
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  • Run time: 97 minutes

  • Director(s): Anthony Chen

  • Cast: Koh Jia Ler, Angeli Bayani, Tian Wen Chen, Yann Yann Yeo

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, suicide scene, mild violence

  • Synopsis: In 90s Singapore, the friendship between Filipino maid Teresa and her young charge Jiale makes waves in a family, while the Asian recession hits the region.

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ILO ILO is a Mandarin language drama, set in Singapore during the late 1990s, about a friendship between a maid and a young boy.

Language

There are two uses of strong language.

Suicide

There is the brief sight of a dead body lying on a pavement.

Violence

Violence includes a caning.

The film also contains mild sex references and natural nudity.

A chicken is seen fluttering around with some blood on its feathers and on the floor beneath it.

There are scenes showing adults smoking, reflecting the period in which the film is set, and a child is shown choking when he inhales on a cigarette.

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PADDINGTON (2014)

PADDINGTON (2014)
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  • Run time: 95 minutes

  • Director(s): Paul King

  • Cast: Ben Whishaw (voice), Julie Walters, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman, Michael Gambon (voice), Imelda Staunton (voice), Matt Lucas

  • BBFCinsight: dangerous behaviour, mild threat, innuendo, infrequent mild bad language

  • Synopsis: PADDINGTON is a family adventure about a talking bear from Peru who travels to London looking for a new home.

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PADDINGTON is a family adventure about a talking bear from Peru who travels to London looking for a new home.

Imitable Behaviour

There are infrequent scenes of comic dangerous behaviour.

Threat

There are occasional sequences of mild threat when Paddington is chased by the villain who threatens to kill and stuff him. He is seen lying unconscious on a table while a taxidermist prepares their tools nearby. There is also a short scene in a jungle when Paddington and his family run for shelter during an earthquake with trees falling around them.

Sex

There is some mild innuendo, including a comic sequence in which a man flirts with another man who is disguised as a woman.

Language

There is a single mumbled use of mild bad language.

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VIKING ADVENTURES FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM (2014)

VIKING ADVENTURES FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM (2014)
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  • Run time: 59 minutes

  • Director(s): John Rooney

  • Cast: Not known

  • BBFCinsight: very mild violence, references to violence

  • Synopsis: A documentary about the British Museum’s Viking exhibition, featuring new artefact discoveries and dramatic reconstructions of Viking life.

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VIKING ADVENTURES FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM is a documentary about the museum's exhibition about the Vikings.

Violence

Mild violence includes dramatic reconstruction of Viking warriors fighting and swords clashing. References to violence include Vikings warrior names such as 'skullsplitter' and 'bloody-axe', and descriptions of weapons and where and how they were designed to injure an enemy, occasionally with visual demonstrations.

The film also contains descriptive uses of 'bloody', but no bad language, and mild threat.

KHUMBA (2013)

KHUMBA (2013)
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  • Run time: 83 minutes

  • Director(s): Anthony Silverston

  • Cast: Jake T. Austin (voice), Liam Neeson (voice), Steve Buscemi (voice), AnnaSophia Robb (voice), Laurence Fishburne (voice), Greg Ellis (voice), Richard E. Grant (voice), Catherine Tate (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, infrequent mild violence

  • Note to parents: Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience.

  • Synopsis: Rejected by his herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes and save all the animals of the Great Karoo.

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KHUMBA is an animated film for children, telling the story of a young zebra's search for a fabled water hole.

Threat

Scenes of mild threat include the main character being stalked and chased by a one eyed leopard and being chased by unseen humans in Land Rovers. These moments are brief, quickly resolved, and often moderated by comedy.

Violence

The majority of the infrequent violence takes the form of slapstick knockabouts. For example, in one sequence a pack of comedy wild dogs are bashed and seen off by a female wildebeest. The strongest moment of violence occurs when the one eyed leopard lashes out with his claw, scratching the main character on his flank. However, the main character quickly recovers and the leopard receives his just deserts.

There is a brief emotional scene in which the main character's mother dies.

ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (2013)

ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (2013)
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  • Run time: 82 minutes

  • Director(s): Cal Brunker

  • Cast: Brendan Fraser (voice), Rob Corddry (voice), Ricky Gervais (voice), Jessica Alba (voice), Sofía Vergara (voice), Sarah Jessica Parker (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild comic violence

  • Note to parents: Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience.

  • Synopsis: An alien is sent to Earth on a rescue mission.

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ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH is an animated film about an alien hero who comes to Earth on a rescue mission.

Violence

The film contains several scenes in which good or heroic characters find themselves in danger, but these are brief and have reassuring outcomes. They include characters being controlled by collars around their necks, which give them shocks, or being shot with tranquiliser darts. Characters sometimes fight their way out of dangerous situations, but the violence is very slapstick, with characters being thrown around and flying into objects. Occasional punches are exchanged but these are not detailed and do not result in serious injury.

The film also contains a use of very mild bad language. More information about the film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or the free BBFC app.

BELLE (2013)

BELLE (2013)
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  • Run time: 101 minutes

  • Director(s): Amma Asante

  • Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gordon, Tom Felton, Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson, Alex Jennings, Penelope Wilton

  • BBFCinsight: brief sexual assault, discrimination theme

  • Synopsis: The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.

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BELLE is a period drama about a young girl of mixed race who is raised by an aristocratic family in England and who becomes involved in a legal case with implications for the slave trade.

Violence

There is a brief implied assault when the principal female character is physically threatened by a young man.

Discrimination

The principal character is subject to regular and repeated discrimination. The film also contains some disturbing descriptions of the treatment of slaves.

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LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN (2013)

LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN (2013)
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  • Run time: 88 minutes

  • Director(s): Will Finn Daniel St. Pierre

  • Cast: Hugh Dancy (voice), Lea Michele (voice), Patrick Stewart (voice), Dan Aykroyd (voice), Kelsey Grammer (voice), James Belushi (voice), Bernadette Peters (voice), Martin Short (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, scary scenes

  • Synopsis: Shortly after a tornado rips through her Kansas home, Dorothy returns to Oz to save her friends from a villainous jester.

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LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN is an animated fantasy film in which Dorothy is whisked back from Kansas to save Oz from an evil jester.

Threat

In one scene, Dorothy is picked up by a giant rainbow and taken to Oz. In another scene, flying monkeys break into a laboratory. There are also scenes in which characters are chased by flying monkeys before being saved. There are occasional scary scenes in which the Jester turns characters into puppets and they are locked in a cabinet. In other scenes, Jester's voice becomes deep and gruff and his face looms in close-up.

There is also occasional very mild violence in which creatures are pushed, poked or struck by Jester.

PATEMA INVERTED (2013)

PATEMA INVERTED (2013)
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  • Run time: 98 minutes

  • Director(s): Yasuhiro Yoshiura

  • Cast: Yukiyo Fujii, Shinya Fukumatsu, Masayuki Katô, Nobuhiko Okamoto

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, infrequent mild violence

  • Synopsis: A young girl, from a civilization that resides in deep underground tunnels, finds herself trapped in an inverted world and teams up with a resident to escape and return home.

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PATEMA INVERTED is a subtitled Japanese language animated science fiction fantasy film about a young girl who lives underground.

Threat

Scenes of mild threat are brief and quickly resolved. In one scene the young heroine encounters a sinister figure with glowing red eyes. It rushes towards her and attempts to zap her with a Taser-like weapon. She quickly escapes. In another scene a young man is knocked from a chair and held face down on the floor. A villain then places his foot on the young man's head and verbally threatens him.

Violence

Mild violence is infrequent. In one scene a gunshot rings out. A patch of blood is then seen on the leg of a young man's trousers, implying that he has been shot. However, there is no injury detail and he has not been seriously hurt.

Language

There is one use of very mild bad language.

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POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE (2014)

POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE (2014)
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  • Run time: 88 minutes

  • Director(s): Mike Disa

  • Cast: David Tennant (voice), Rupert Grint (voice), Jim Broadbent (voice), Stephen Mangan (voice), Ronan Keating (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild comic threat

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  • Synopsis: Postman Pat tries out as a contestant on Simon Cowbell's talent show, 'You're the 1'. Meanwhile, a robot postman is brought in by a callous manager at the Post Office.

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POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE is a spin-off of the TV series about the adventure-seeking postman and his cat and follows the hero as he enters a talent contest.

Threat

There are moments in which characters are threatened by robots, including Pat being threatened by a robot version of Jess who fires beams from her eyes and appears to be indestructible. But the scenes are clearly fantastical and the heroes win out in the end, preventing anyone from coming to any harm.

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