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We Are Monster - Censored in British Cinemas

Language Is The Reason Once Again

The British drama We Are Monster tells the story of a violent racist inmate who gets put in the cell with a young Asian man called Zahid Mubarek who awaits his release in just 6 weeks for a minor deed. However, he won't live that long has he is killed by his violent cell partner. Hard drama stuff, no doubt, but the British BBFC did especially look at the used language when deciding what rating is most appropriate. This time, the language would have been the cause for the "18" rating, which was not what the distributor wanted. Therefore, the BBFC advised them how to achieve that goal:

This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 18 but that their preferred 15 could be achieved by reducing the number of uses of very strong language. When the film was submitted for formal classification, the number of uses of very strong language had been reduced and it was classified 15.

It's not the first time that language makes the difference between two ratings in the UK. And even though the BBFC is not as strict as the American MPAA, it still begs the question how close to reality some of these decisions are, given the kind of language that teenagers are dealing with on an everyday basis.

Release: May 07, 2015 - Author: Mike Lowrey - Translator: Mike Lowrey

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