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GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1988)

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES <span>(1988)</span> artwork

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1988)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 90

Release dates 24/05/2013, 01/08/2004

Ratings Info Contains moderate war horror

Genre(s) War, Drama, Animation

Director(s) Isao Takahata

Cast includes Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Rhoda Chrosite

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 14/05/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES is a 1988 animated Japanese film from Studio Ghibli. It tells the tragic story of two children, a brother and sister, who struggle to survive in war-torn Japan after their mother is killed in an air raid.

Disturbing images

There is sight of charred bodies on the ground following a bombing raid, casualties lying in hospital swathed in bloody bandages, and corpses being dumped into a mass grave. The strongest image shows a corpse wrapped from head to toe in bloody bandages. There is a hint of rotting flesh at the edge of the bandages, flies hover around the corpse and maggots crawl over it.

There is infrequent use of very mild bad language, including 'bum', 'damn' and 'hell'.

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Details

Title
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES
Year
1988
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Optimum Releasing,Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
17/05/2013
Main language
Japanese
Other languages
English
BBFC reference
AZF198965

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