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BYZANTIUM

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BYZANTIUM

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 118m 26s

Release date 31/05/2013

BBFCInsight Contains very strong language, strong violence, sex and sex references

Genre(s) Drama, Horror

Director(s) Neil Jordan

Cast includes Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller, Sam Riley, Caleb Landry Jones, Daniel Mays, Tom Hollander

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 21/05/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BYZANTIUM is a fantasy horror film in which two vampires must use their wits and sexuality to keep one step ahead of other vampires.

Language

There is infrequent use of very strong language ('c**t'), neither of which is aggressive or directed. There is frequent use of strong language ('f**k') and milder terms.

Violence

Early in the film a vampire is beheaded with a cheese wire. The decapitation is bloody but brief, with no dwelling on the infliction of pain or injury. There are some other scenes featuring strong violence, including a shooting, a neck break, and sight of vampires sucking blood from humans.

Sex

One character makes her money by running a brothel and there are some scenes showing people having sex in this setting. There is, however, no strong detail. The story of how Clara became involved in prostitution is also told, including details of how she was forced into it.

Details

Title
BYZANTIUM
Year
2013
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
28/01/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
118m 26s
Approved footage
10659+0
BBFC reference
BFF296153
Registration number
CFJ28090

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