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ELEMENTARY

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 105m 10s

Release date 08/09/2017

Ratings Info infrequent strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Hélène Angel

Cast includes Sara Forestier, Vincent Elbaz, Albert Cousi, Ghillas Bendjoudi, Guilaine Londez, Hannah Brunt

Summary ELEMENTARY is a French drama in which a dedicated primary school teacher finds her ideals tested by the arrival of a challenging boy in her class.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 29/08/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ELEMENTARY is a French drama in which a dedicated primary school teacher finds her ideals tested by the arrival of a challenging boy in her class.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'). Other bad language includes 'bitch', 'dick', 'shit', 'crap', 'piss', 'son-of-a-bitch', 'ass' and 'damn'. There is also some use of discriminatory language when a teacher reads out phrases written on a folded paper fortune tell, written by her students. One phrase reads 'dirty queer'. The teacher immediately challenges the students and punishes them for the comments.

Other issues include some mild violence as children have playground fights. One boy's head is accidentally banged against a doorframe and he's left with a small cut on his eyebrow. There are some mild sex references including a child responding to the teacher saying 'the verb is trans...' by muttering 'sexual'. A man comments that a woman 'bangs' any man she finds. A man asks if he wants to see a film with Megan Fox, 'the brunette with the big boobs'. There are some scenes of bullying as children pick on one boy by repeatedly saying he 'stinks' and calling him a 'bum'.

Details

Title
ELEMENTARY
Also known as
PRIMAIRE
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
07/08/2017
Main language
French
Submitted run time
105m 10s
Approved footage
9465+0
BBFC reference
AFV353604
Registration number
CFJ42732

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