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BIRDMAN

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BIRDMAN

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 119m 12s

Release date 01/01/2015

BBFCInsight strong language, sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Cast includes Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Lindsay Duncan, Merritt Wever

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 22/12/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BIRDMAN is a drama following an actor once renowned for playing the title role in a superhero film, as he attempts to revitalise his career by writing, directing and starring in a theatre production.

Language

There is frequent strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker' and 'c**ksucker'), sometimes used aggressively or in a sexual context.

Sex

There are a number of strong sex references throughout, although most are comic in nature. At one point, a male actor suggests to a female actor that they should have real sex on stage during their performance in a play; however, she rejects the idea, despite his advances, and the moment is soon interrupted.

There are also some moderate drugs references surrounding a character smoking 'pot', as well as some brief scenes of moderate violence and infrequent, very brief blood splatters, most of which are revealed to be 'squibs' used in the theatre production. There is also use of discriminatory language ('Mongoloid').

Details

Title
BIRDMAN
Also known as
BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
11/09/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
119m 12s
Approved footage
10728+0
BBFC reference
AFF316380
Registration number
CFJ33450

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