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LEVIATHAN

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LEVIATHAN

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 141m 27s

Release date 07/11/2014

BBFCInsight strong language, moderate sex

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Andrei Zvyagintsev

Cast includes Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Aleksey Serebryakov, Roman Madyanov, Anna Ukolova, Kristina Pakarina

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 28/10/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LEVIATHAN is a drama about the personal costs of political corruption in modern Russia.

Language

Several uses of strong language ('f**k') and various uses of milder terms, such as 'whore', 'bitch' and 'shit'.

Sex

There is a sex scene, with a husband and wife discovered by a teenage boy. Only their arms and shoulders are seen as the man apparently thrusts into the woman from behind. As the couple realise they have been seen, an arm reaches out to turn off the light. Although no sexual activity is shown, there is some panting and moaning.

The film also contains some moderate nudity, with a woman's pubic hair visible in one scene and pictures of some bare-breasted women taped to the glove box of a police car.

There is also a scene of violence, when a man is beaten by some thugs. However, the beating takes place below frame and the man is just a little bloody afterwards.

It is implied that a woman has committed suicide and her dead body is seen lying on a beach, without visible injury.

Details

Title
LEVIATHAN
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
17/10/2014
Main language
Russian
Submitted run time
141m 27s
Approved footage
12730+8
BBFC reference
AFV319969
Registration number
CFJ33807
Remarks
Subtitled

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