Monday, October 17, 2005

The River King BC classification

The River King has been classified 14A in British Columbia and the trailer has been approved for exhibition with all films. Below are the reasons for the classification. Warning, possible spoilers.

14A – Suitable for persons 14 years of age or older. Persons under 14 years of age must view these motion pictures accompanied by an adult. Motion pictures in this category may contain violence, coarse language, or sexually suggestive scenes, or any combination of them.

The determinative classification rationale was violence. The following is a list of the more contentious material noted by classification staff:
  • Depiction of character being drowned;
  • Recurring depiction of a corpse;
  • Man commits suicide by shooting himself with a rifle.

    In addition to the foregoing content, classifiers noted the following:
  • Approximately 15 instances of coarse language;
  • One sexually suggestive scene not involving nudity.
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