Bastille Day Wednesday, 08 April 2020

Bastille Day

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    15 (UK): Strong language, violence.

  • The pitch:

    An American in Paris.

  • Starring:

    Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Kelly Reilly, Charlotte Le Bon, José Garcia, Anatol Yusef, Grégoire Bonnet

  • Directed by:

    James Watkins

  • Running time:

    92 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are shot, punched, kicked, beaten, hooded, tackled, pick-pocketed, pursued, knocked aside, held at gunpoint, tied up, elbowed, arm-snapped, flipped, thrown down stairs, face-grabbed, thrown through the air/against wall, stabbed, choked, hit with objects, tasered, dragged, blasted (grenade). Gun put in mouth, knife held to throat. People jump/dangle from high ledges. Explosion (bomb), Molotov cocktail, smoke grenade, riots, burning buildings/car, police raid, bar fight. Carjacking, stolen scooter, bag-snatching, planting evidence. Reckless driving, cars rammed/t-boned. Doors kicked in, fist slammed on desk, building stormed by angry mob. People in riot gear, gas masks. Objects dropped, smashed; broken glass. Terrorists, fascists, semtex, crashed car mentioned. Blood/gore: Several injured/bloodied/dead people seen on ground. Hanging corpse, smoking corpse. People on stretchers. Bloody mouth, teeth, scratches, grazes, bullet wound, knuckles; pool of blood. Photos of bloodied corpse. Bruising. Skull motif seen. Paralysed man, spilled blood mentioned.


    Full female nudity (front and rear views). Kissing. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Pornography mentioned.


    Glove compartment full of drugs (packets of pills/powder) seen. Alcohol (wine, beer). Smoking. Bar brawl. Get high, crack den, casino pit boss, card sharping mentioned.


    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastards. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Name-calling. Religious references.


    CIA operatives, corruption, pick-pocketing, betrayal, homeland security, terrorism, surveillance, social media, anti-police action.


    Church, bar settings. Spitting. Flock of birds, horses, helicopter. Some French language (subtitles).





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