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HEAT AND DUST

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HEAT AND DUST

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 129m 45s

Ratings Info moderate sex references, nudity, discrimination, sexual threat, violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) James Ivory

Cast includes Christopher Cazenove, Greta Scacchi, Julian Glover, Susan Fleetwood, Patrick Godfrey, Jennifer Kendal, Shashi Kapoor, Madhur Jaffrey, Nickolas Grace, Barry Foster, Julie Christie, Zakir Hussain

Summary HEAT AND DUST is a 1983 British drama in which a woman travels to India to find out about the life of her great-aunt, who was the wife of a British colonial official.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 05/02/2019

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HEAT AND DUST is a 1983 British drama in which a woman travels to India to find out about the life of her great-aunt, who was the wife of a British colonial official.

Sex

While a man and woman kiss and embrace, the man briefly rubs his hand between the woman's legs over her underwear and then squeezes her clothed breast. In another scene a man shows a woman what appears to be a tent pole erection under his bedclothes but then reveals that he was actually holding a banana. Occasional moderate verbal sex references include references to orgasms and pornography in addition to infrequent use of the term 'prick'.

Nudity

There is rear nudity when a man and woman converse while lying naked in bed together. The man then lays his head on the woman's bare breasts.

Discrimination

There are occasional scenes in which white characters express racist attitudes towards Indian people. For example, a woman claims that all Indian men are potential rapists, and a man claims that Indian people are less intelligent than white people. The work as a whole does not condone discriminatory attitudes or language.

Violence

A man corners a woman and attempts to expose his genitals to her. After a brief struggle, she manages to shove him aside and get away. Another scene contains non-graphic verbal references to rape, and another features a brief reference to 'early marriages'.

There are occasional verbal references to unsafe abortion practices. A brief scene shows a woman undergoing an abortion, without graphic visual detail.

There are infrequent scenes of a woman in distress as she experiences epileptic seizures.

Details

Title
HEAT AND DUST
Year
2019
Distributor(s)
BFI Films
Classified date(s)
05/02/2019
Main language
English
Submitted run time
129m 45s
Approved footage
11677+8
BBFC reference
BFF036138
Registration number
CFJ46822

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