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FRANKENSTEIN (2011)

FRANKENSTEIN <span>(2011)</span> artwork

FRANKENSTEIN (2011)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 162

Release dates 24/03/2011, 17/03/2011

Ratings Info Contains one scene of sexual violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Tim Van Someren,Danny Boyle

Cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller, Naomie Harris, George Harris

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 07/03/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

NT LIVE - FRANKENSTEIN is a recording of a live performance of the National Theatre production of Mary Shelley's classic tale. The film was classified '15' for one scene of sexual violence.

The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12 state 'Sexual violence may only be implied or briefly and discreetly indicated, and must have a strong contextual justification'. The film contains a long sequence in which the Monster chases and grabs Frankenstein's new bride, throws her back on the bed, then climbs on top of her against her will. We then see him thrusting on top of her, briefly, before he stops with a final groan to imply orgasm. We see the woman's bare legs wrapped around him but there is no further detail and, in a theatrical context, this is permissible at '15' where the Guidelines state 'any portrayal of sexual violence must be discreet and have a strong contextual justification'.

The film also contains some moderate injury detail, with sight of blood on the female Creature's stomach and legs after Frankenstein has killed her (the killing occurs off stage). There is a moderate sex reference when a man grabs a woman and demands "come on you slut.... give me what I paid for now", implying she's prostitute. Finally there is some mild to moderate stylised horror. For example, we see the Creature setting fire to a house in which three people are trapped.

Details

Title
FRANKENSTEIN
Also known as
NT LIVE FRANKENSTEIN,NT LIVE - FRANKENSTEIN,NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE FRANKENSTEIN ENCORE 3
Year
2011
Formats
Cinema
Distributor(s)
National Theatre
Classified date(s)
23/03/2011
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF277625

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