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WHERE HANDS TOUCH

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 121m 36s

Release date 10/05/2019

Ratings Info disturbing scenes, moderate violence, sex, sexual threat, discrimination

Genre(s) Drama, Romance, War

Director(s) Amma Asante

Cast includes Amandla Stenberg, George MacKay, Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston, Simon Harrison, Tom Goodman-Hill

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 30/04/2019

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WHERE HANDS TOUCH is a wartime drama following a bi-racial teenager in Nazi Germany.

Disturbing images

Scenes take place in a concentration camp with references to mass execution and sight of chimneys producing smoke and ash into the air. The prisoners live in terrible conditions, experience sores and injuries, malnutrition, and death. However, stronger detail is brief and largely discreet.

Violence

Scenes include executions, with brief resultant blood spurts. In one sequence a man is shot in the crotch, but this is seen from a distance without strong detail.

Sex

In one scene a man positions himself between a woman's legs and makes gentle thrusting motions. There is brief buttock nudity but no strong sexual detail.

Threat and horror

A guard in the concentration camp orders a woman to remove her clothes, but another guard intervenes before the woman strips. There is a sense of threat present throughout much of the film as the protagonist exists within a society that is hostile to her identity, and she occasionally receives threats of violence and faces the inherent dangers within the concentration camp.

Discrimination

The protagonist receives racial abuse, including terms such as 'negro', 'nigger' and 'monkey', and cruel comments on her nonconformity to the Nazi ideals of an Aryan society. Similar claims are made about Jewish people, but the work clearly does not condone these views.

There is infrequent moderate bad language ('whore'), scenes of smoking, and a sequence featuring natural female nudity as women wash themselves.

Details

Title
WHERE HANDS TOUCH
Year
2019
Distributor(s)
Spirit Entertainment
Classified date(s)
21/03/2019
Main language
English
Submitted run time
121m 36s
BBFC reference
AVF373172
Remarks
16:9

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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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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