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CHILD 44

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 131m 16s

Release date 22/06/2015

Ratings Info strong violence, strong language, child murder theme

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Daniel Espinosa

Cast includes Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Noomi Rapace, Charles Dance, Jason Clarke, Vincent Cassel, Dev Patel, Paddy Considine

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 12/06/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

CHILD 44 is a thriller, set in Stalinist Russia, in which a former agent encounters a spate of child murders and goes on the trail of a serial killer.

Violence

Strong violence includes scenes of battle, soldiers executing people with gunshots to the head, heavy blows in fighting, knife stabbings, and a man's head being hit against a rock. There is also some detail of injury on child murder victims, as well as verbal references to child murders. There is a scene in which a man tries to 'waterboard' himself as means of suicide.

Language

There is frequent use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as uses of moderate and mild bad language (eg 'bitch', 'shit', ass').

Sex

There is a scene of brief strong sex as a man is seen thrusting whilst on top of a woman in bed, with sight of his bare buttocks.

Details

Title
CHILD 44
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Entertainment One UK
Classified date(s)
02/06/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
131m 16s
BBFC reference
AVF320703

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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