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BEAST (2017)

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BEAST (2017)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 104

Release dates 20/08/2018, 27/04/2018

BBFCInsight strong injury detail, violence, language, sex

Genre(s) Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director(s) Michael Pearce

Cast includes Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Hattie Gotobed, Shannon Tarbet, Emily Taaffe, Trystan Gravelle, Olwen Fouere, Tim Woodward, Claire Rafferty, Oliver Maltman, Richard Laing, Leona Clarke, Barry Aird

Summary BEAST is a British mystery thriller in which a woman from a small town is attracted to a mysterious outsider.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 17/04/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BEAST is a British mystery thriller in which a woman from a small town is attracted to a mysterious outsider.

Injury detail

Following a car crash, a man is seriously injured, with clear sight of an open wound on his elbow and some further bloody detail on his back. Some crime scene images show a dead woman's body half-buried in mud, including a close-up on her mouth filled with dirt.

Violence

There is some strong violence where a woman dreams that she stabs another woman. In one scene a woman strangles a man. Later, the man puts his hands around her neck and squeezes for a prolonged period before letting her go.

There is also a scene in which an injured rabbit is beaten to death with the butt of a rifle, with sight of the animal bloody and trembling.

Sex

A scene of strong sex takes place in a field at night. There are shots of a woman riding on top of a man and moaning; however there is no sight of nudity.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'shit', 'hell', 'damn' and 'bloody'.

Trailer

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Details

Title
BEAST
Year
2017
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Altitude Film Distribution
Classified date(s)
13/04/2018
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF361147

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