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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: SMALL ISLAND

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: SMALL ISLAND

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 210m 8s

Release date 27/06/2019

Ratings Info strong language, racist terms

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Rufus Norris

Cast includes Leah Harvey

Summary NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: SMALL ISLAND is a recording of a live performance of a play, based on Andrea Levy's novel of the same name, in which a newly married Jamaican couple emigrate to London.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 17/06/2019

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: SMALL ISLAND is a recording of a live performance of a play, based on Andrea Levy's novel of the same name, in which a newly married Jamaican couple emigrate to London.

Language

There is use of strong language (‘f**k’). Milder terms include ‘piss’, ‘bloody’, ‘bastard’ and ‘shit’.

Discrimination

Several scenes show white characters hurling racist abuse at black characters, using terms including ‘nigger’, ‘coon’, ‘wog’ and ‘darkie’. Other scenes feature casual use of terms including ‘coloured’ and ‘jap’. The work as a whole does not endorse or condone discriminatory language or behaviour.

There are occasional moderate verbal sex references. For example, a woman describes her unsatisfying ‘conjugal relations’, with references to her husband ‘fumbling around’ and ‘sticking it in’. There are also verbal references to a woman thrusting and biting during sex, as well as a use of ‘f**k’ in the sexual sense. Mild violence includes brief fist fights, with no sight of blood or injury detail. There is brief, moderate bloody detail in the aftermath of a scene of childbirth. Another scene shows organs being pulled out of a butchered pig, but the detail is not strongly realistic or gory.

Details

Title
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: SMALL ISLAND
Year
2019
Distributor(s)
National Theatre
Classified date(s)
03/06/2019
Main language
English
Submitted run time
210m 8s
Approved footage
18912+0
BBFC reference
AFF374432
Registration number
CFJ47770

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