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DIFRET artwork


Type of media Video

Approved Running time 99m 19s

Release date 29/06/2015

Ratings Info moderate threat, sexual violence theme

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Zeresenay Mehari

Cast includes Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Rahel Teshome

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 19/06/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DIFRET is an Ethiopian drama about a female lawyer's defence of a 14-year-old girl who was abducted and raped by a neighbouring tribe.


There are scenes of moderate threat, in which a young female character is chased and abducted by a group of older men, one of whom puts a knife to her throat. The men repeatedly call for her to receive the death penalty after she shoots one of her abductors.


There is a discretely portrayed scene of sexual violence, in which we see a 14-year-old girl being approached by an older man, who slaps her and begins to undo his trousers. Later in the film, we see a brief image of him standing up and pulling up his trousers, implying sexual violence has taken place. Within the context of the ensuing court case, there are occasional references to rape and to the girl's virginity being taken by force.

There are infrequent references to domestic violence.


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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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