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KABADAYI <span>(2007)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 146

Release dates 13/12/2007

Ratings Info Contains strong violence and hard drug use

Director(s) Omer Vargi

Cast includes Sener Sen, Kenan Imirzalioglu, Asli Tandogan, Ismail Hacioglu, Rasim Oztekin

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

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Ratings info publication date 03/12/2007

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

KABADAYI (also known as FOR LOVE AND HONOUR) is a Turkish film about a retired gangster, Ali Osman, who discovers he has a long-lost son. While the boy struggles to bond with a father he never knew, his girlfriend Karaca has become an object of affection for the local gangland boss Devran. Now Ali is forced to protect his new-found family.

The film was classified '15' for strong violence and hard drug use. The former includes sight of blood in scenes where characters are shot, and most notably during a sequence where a man has his throat slit. The drug use includes sight of cocaine being snorted by a character, and occasional discussions of the use of the drug.

The BBFC's Guidelines state that at '15', 'violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury'. In KABADAYI, the violence mostly takes place off-camera, with only the aftermath visible. Although there is sight of blood during the cutting of a character's throat, we do not actually see the wound being inflicted. In relation to drugs, the Guidelines state that 'the film as a whole must not promote or encourage drug misuse' - in the case of this film, drugs are taken by the villain and although one of the sympathetic characters is revealed to be a drug taker, this is not viewed in a positive or glamorous light.


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