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ON CHESIL BEACH

ON CHESIL BEACH artwork

ON CHESIL BEACH

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 109m 50s

Release date 18/05/2018

BBFCInsight strong sex, sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Dominic Cooke

Cast includes Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West, Adrian Scarborough, Bebe Cave

Summary ON CHESIL BEACH is a drama, based on the novel by Ian McEwan, following an unworldly couple's wedding night.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 08/05/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ON CHESIL BEACH is a drama, based on the novel by Ian McEwan, following an unworldly couple's wedding night.

Sex

There is a strong sex scene with brief male genital nudity and brief sight of semen after sex. A woman reads from a sex manual. Men discuss the size of a woman's breasts and 'slipping her one'.

It's implied that a woman has been sexually abused.

There is moderate bad language ('bitch'), as well as milder terms such as 'bastard' and 'hell'. There is use of the discriminatory terms 'queer' and 'Jew boy', reflecting attitudes of the period.

There is moderate violence in a drunken fist fight. A woman is struck by the door of a moving train, but without strong injury detail.

There is natural female nudity.

Details

Title
ON CHESIL BEACH
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Lionsgate UK Ltd/ Lionsgate International (UK) Ltd (film)
Classified date(s)
03/04/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
109m 50s
Approved footage
9885+0
BBFC reference
AFF357933
Registration number
CFJ44163

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