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THE PAST

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THE PAST

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 130m 23s

Release date 28/03/2014

BBFCInsight Contains infrequent strong language and references to suicide

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Asghar Farhadi

Cast includes Tahar Rahim, Bérénice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karimi

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 18/03/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE PAST is a subtitled French language drama in which an Iranian man returns to Paris in order to finalise his divorce. It is rated 12A for infrequent strong language and references to suicide.

There are three subtitled uses of strong language ('f**k'). There are also various uses of milder bad language, including 'ass', 'asshole', 'crap', 'damn', 'hell', 'jerk', 'merde' and 'shit'.

One character in the film has been in a coma for several months, following a suicide attempt. We are told that she consumed detergent after learning of her husband's affair with another women. There are several verbal references to her suicide attempt, as well as to her associated state of depression.

The film contains a few scenes of cigarette smoking.

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.

Details

Also known as
LE PASSÉ
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
20/01/2014
Main language
French
Other languages
Persian
Submitted run time
130m 23s
Approved footage
11734+8
BBFC reference
AFF308015
Registration number
CFJ31195
Remarks
Subtitled

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