LIFE | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 106m 32s

Release date 02/11/2015

Ratings Info strong sex, drug use

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Anton Corbijn

Cast includes Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Kristen Hager, Kelly McCreary, Kristian Bruun, Anja Savcic, Alessandra Mastronardi, Lee Anne Ford, Michael Therriault

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 23/10/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LIFE is a drama about the brief collaboration between Magnum photographer Dennis Stock and Hollywood star James Dean that gave rise to several iconic images of the actor.


In one scene a clothed couple have sex standing up in the washroom of a bar. The woman, her stocking tops and suspenders exposed, has her thighs wrapped around her partner's waist as he thrusts into her.


There is a scene of implied Benzedrine use by the couple having sex, with the man asking how long they will take to 'kick in'. At the conclusion of the sex scene the man is given the bottle of remaining Benzedrine tablets.

Other issues include two uses of strong language ('f**k'), moderate verbal sex references, female breast nudity, and frequent scenes of adult cigarette smoking.


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The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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