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OF FISH AND FOE (2018)

OF FISH AND FOE <span>(2018)</span> artwork

OF FISH AND FOE (2018)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 92

Release dates 26/07/2019

Ratings Info infrequent strong language, scenes of animal killing

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Heike Bachelier,Andy Heathcote

Cast includes Not known

Summary OF FISH AND FOE is a documentary about a family of net fishermen catching salmon off the Scottish coast and the challenge they face from animal rights activists.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 16/07/2019

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

OF FISH AND FOE is a documentary about a family of net fishermen catching salmon off the Scottish coast and the challenge they face from animal rights activists.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder bad language including uses of 'prick', 'bastard', 'shit', 'bloody', 'balls', 'ballsy', 'Jesus' and 'hell'.

Theme

The fishermen employ traditional methods of catching salmon in nets and when the catch is landed on their boat the fish are killed individually by blows to the head with a small cudgel. The fishermen are also licensed to shoot seals that feed on the salmon and so pose a threat to their livelihood. A fisherman is filmed in the process of shooting a seal although the actual 'kill' is not shown There is also footage of a dead seal, the rotting carcass of a porpoise which has been ensnared in the fishermen's net, and sight of injured birds which have been similarly trapped.

There are undetailed references to a person being caught having sex in a car. There are also references to homophobic and racist language being used in a confrontation between a fisherman and an activist; discrimination is not endorsed by the work as a whole.

Details

Title
OF FISH AND FOE
Year
2018
Formats
Cinema
Distributor(s)
Off The Hook Distribution
Classified date(s)
24/06/2019
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF376005

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