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ANNA KARENINA

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ANNA KARENINA

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 124m 12s

Ratings Info Contains moderate sex, language and brief bloody images

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Joe Wright

Cast includes Jude Law, Keira Knightley, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Olivia Williams, Emily Watson

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 25/10/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ANNA KARENINA is an adaptation of the classic Russian novel by Leo Tolstoy. Aristocratic Anna is in a comfortable but dull marriage when she meets the dashing Count Vronsky, beginning an affair that will throw their lives into turmoil.

Sex

The film contains a scene in which the couple consummate their adulterous relationship. There is no nudity but there are glimpses of bare flesh on arms, legs and backs as the couple touch and kiss. The woman is seen sitting on the man's lap and then moving gently up and down. Later in the film the same couple are seen lying together under a sheet with the man's bare buttock visible.

Language

Bad language includes uses of 'whore', 'slut' and 'damn'.

Injury detail

There is a brief but bloody image when we see the body of a man who has been struck by a train. There is some sight of a wound on the man's stomach and an impression of his intestines hanging out from the wound but the image is brief and shadowy and shown from a distance.

A character is shown to take some drops of morphine and several characters also smoke cigarettes. At the end of the film a character takes their own life by jumping in front of a train but the impact is not shown and only a few drops of blood are visible on the person's face afterwards.

During a horse race one animal is seen to fall heavily onto the ground, rolling over on its head and neck. The effect was created with computer generated images and no real animal was harmed.

Details

Title
ANNA KARENINA
Year
2012
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
Classified date(s)
17/12/2012
Main language
English
Other languages
French
Submitted run time
124m 12s
BBFC reference
AVF291113
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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