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BIRDMAN

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 114m 13s

Release date 27/04/2015

Ratings Info strong language, sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Cast includes Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Lindsay Duncan, Merritt Wever

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 17/04/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BIRDMAN is a drama following an actor once renowned for playing the title role in a superhero film, as he attempts to revitalise his career by writing, directing and starring in a theatre production.

Language

There is frequent strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker' and 'c**ksucker'), sometimes used aggressively or in a sexual context.

Sex

There are a number of strong sex references throughout, although most are comic in nature. At one point, a male actor suggests to a female actor that they should have real sex on stage during their performance in a play; however, she rejects the idea, despite his advances, and the moment is soon interrupted.

There are also some moderate drugs references surrounding a character smoking 'pot', as well as some brief scenes of moderate violence and infrequent, very brief blood splatters, most of which are revealed to be 'squibs' used in the theatre production. There is also use of discriminatory language ('Mongoloid').

Details

Title
BIRDMAN
Also known as
BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Classified date(s)
16/03/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
114m 13s
BBFC reference
AVF316380
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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