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ANGELS & DEMONS

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ANGELS & DEMONS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 138m 15s

Release date 14/05/2009

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence and horror

Genre(s) Thriller

Director(s) Ron Howard

Cast includes Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Armin Mueller-Stahl

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 04/05/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ANGELS & DEMONS is a thriller drama about attempts to stop a secret organisation from destroying the Papacy.

Violence

A man is bound and dangled over a fire and a character sets themselves on fire. A rat eats the inside of a corpse's mouth and a man bleeds on the steps of the Vatican.

Threat

Characters become trapped underground. A bound man with a weight tied around him is thrown into water. He struggles before being rescued.

Mild bad language includes 'hell' and 'bastard'.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a '15' classification but that the requested '12A' certificate could be achieved by making reductions in four scenes. In particular the BBFC suggested that sight of blood splattering onto a character's face, sight of a character screaming in pain as he burns, sight of a wound being injected and sight of a character self-immolating and burning should all be reduced. When the finished version of the film was submitted, all these reductions had been made satisfactorily and the film was classified '12A'.

Details

Title
ANGELS & DEMONS
Year
2009
Distributor(s)
Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd.
Classified date(s)
17/04/2009
Main language
English
Submitted run time
138m 15s
Approved footage
12442+8
BBFC reference
BFF254386
Registration number
CFJ19024

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