MUSTANG | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 93m 2s

Release date 13/05/2016

Ratings Info infrequent strong sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Cast includes Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan, Nihal G. Koldas, Ayberk Pekcan, Bahar Kerimoglu, Burak Yigit, Erol Afsin

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 03/05/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MUSTANG is a subtitled Turkish language drama about five young sisters who are imprisoned in their house by their grandmother as punishment for their perceived flirtatious behaviour, and to keep them unsullied for their future husbands.


There is a scene in which one of the sisters explains she has anal sex with her boyfriend, in order to avoid getting pregnant and to remain a virgin for her husband-to-be.

The film also contains several more moderate references to sexual behaviour, development and virginity, and a scene of implied sexual activity between one of the sisters and a young man; however, there is no strong detail.

One character commits suicide; however this occurs offscreen and there is no detail.

There is also some moderate and mild bad language (for example, an offensive middle finger gesture, plus uses of 'whore', 'shit', 'arseholes', 'bastards', 'hell').


Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
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93m 2s
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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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