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LIFE DURING WARTIME (2009)

LIFE DURING WARTIME <span>(2009)</span> artwork

LIFE DURING WARTIME (2009)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 97

Release dates 23/04/2010

Ratings Info Contains very strong language, strong sex and references to paedophilia

Genre(s) Drama, Comedy

Director(s) Todd Solondz

Cast includes Ciaran Hinds, Ally Sheedy, Charlotte Rampling

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 13/04/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LIFE DURING WARTIME is a drama about a family trying to deal with the ramifications of their father being released from prison after he was jailed for paedophilia.

Language

There is infrequent use of very strong language ('c**t'), and occasional use of strong language ('f**k').

Sex

A scene of strong sex includes a breast and buttock nudity and sight of thrusting. Strong sex references include a mother describing a date to her son, in which she states that his touch made her "wet all over".

Theme

In discussing the father's actions, characters make occasional references to paedophilia in a serious manner. These include the father asking whether his son has felt similar urges, and a conversation between the boy and his mother about what a paedophile does.

Infrequent verbal and visual references to suicide include a scene in which a body is seen lying dead with a pool of blood around their head and a gun nearby. Another character says she would rather use pills than a gun to end her life, while someone suggests she should use pills and alcohol, and then put a plastic bag over her head. Suicide is not glamorised or condoned in the work, and reflect states of depression.

There is also a scene in which characters smoke marijuana and use a bong.

Details

Title
LIFE DURING WARTIME
Year
2009
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
27/05/2010
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF266655

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