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The Boy and the Heron is given a 12A age rating in the UK for moderate threat, bloody images, brief self-harm

The Boy and the Heron is given a 12A age rating in the UK for moderate threat, bloody images, brief self-harm
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The Boy and the Heron
The last movie from director Hayao Miyazaki, The Boy and the Heron, has been given a 12A age rating in the UK for moderate threat, bloody images, brief self-harm

The English language version of the movie features the voice of Christian Bale who has previously starred in The Portrait of a Lady and Henry V, it also features the voice of Dave Bautista who has starred in Stuber and Thor: Love and Thunder.

The movie is directed by celebrated director Hayao Miyazaki who has previously directed classic such as Spirited Away and The Wind Rises.

12A Certificate

Movie Synopsis

A 12-year-old boy coming to terms with his mother's death meets a talking heron who leads him on adventure to another world in this meditative Japanese animation; themes of family tragedy and grief are handled sensitively.

BBFC certificate breakdown.

  • Title: The Boy and the Heron
  • BBFC age rating: 12A Certificate
  • Reason: moderate threat, bloody images, brief self-harm
  • Release date: 26th December 2023
  • Runtime: 124 minutes (2 hours 04 minutes)
  • The movie is being released into movie theatres
  • Directed by:
    • Hayao Miyazaki
  • Starring:
    • Christian Bale
    • Dave Bautista
    • Gemma Chan
The Boy and the Heron

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