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AN EDUCATION (2009)

AN EDUCATION <span>(2009)</span> artwork

AN EDUCATION (2009)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 98

Release dates 30/10/2009

BBFCInsight Contains moderate sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Lone Scherfig

Cast includes Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Olivia Williams, Emma Thompson, Cara Seymour, Matthew Beard

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 20/10/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

AN EDUCATION is a drama, set in 1960s Britain, and which concerns a 17 year old school student's choice between trying to gain a place at Oxford or take up with the wealthy older man who is pursuing her.

Sex

There are references to losing one's virginity, as well as sex scenes which are discreetly filmed and lack strong detail.

The film also contains mild bad language (for example, 'bastard', 'bloody', 'hell' and a non-sexual use of 'bugger'), and a couple of uses of terms such as "Negros" and "coloured people". However, the discriminatory terms are not condoned by the film as a whole, and instead illustrate the language and attitudes that prevailed at the time.

There are also a number of scenes showing people, including schoolgirls, smoking cigarettes, and which reflect the time period in which the film is set.

Trailer

Details

Title
AN EDUCATION
Also known as
AN EDUCATION - INTERNATIONAL TRAILER A,AN EDUCATION - THEATRICAL TRAILER
Year
2009
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
E1 Entertainment UK,E1 Films (Contender)
Classified date(s)
09/03/2010
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF260294

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