MIRAL | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 107m 53s

Ratings Info Contains moderate language, violence and injury detail

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Julian Schnabel

Cast includes Willem Dafoe, Frieda Pinto, Vanessa Redgrave, Alexander Siddig, Hiam Abbass, Stella Schnabel

Cut This work was passed uncut.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 14/02/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MIRAL is a drama telling the stories of several generations of Palestinian women living through the occupation of their land since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.


The terms 'bitch' and 'whore' are used in an aggressive fashion towards women.


There are sequences of documentary footage from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict depicting violence in military action and street riots that will be familiar from television news broadcasts. There is also one

dramatised street riot scene in which a teenage girl is shot and killed, but little blood or injury detail is shown. As part of an interrogation sequence, it is implied that a character is strangled and a young woman is beaten.

It is also implied that a young teenage girl is being sexually abused by an older family member, although the abuse is not depicted directly.

Injury detail

Soldiers are shown in a hospital, with brief sight of some of their injuries.

There is a sequence implying a character has taken their own life.


Pathe Productions LTD
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Submitted run time
107m 53s
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Part Subtitled

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Rating information

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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