The Angels' Share is a 2012 UK drama by Ken Loach.
The film has just been passed 15 for very strong language and strong violence after BBFC category cuts for:
The BBFC commented:
Company chose to reduce the number of uses of very strong language (in this case 'cunt') in order to obtain a 15 classification. An uncut 18 classification was available.
Comment: Beyond Absurd
And as goatboy said on the Melon Farmers Forum:
Beyond Absurd! We must protect the 16 and 17 year olds from a word they probably hear every day!
Update: Ken Loach has some strong words for the BBFC
23rd May 2012. Based on article
Film director Ken Loach has criticised British film censors for asking him to remove swear words from his new film, The
Angel's Share , in order to qualify for a 15 certificate.
The Scotland-set comedy tells the story of young, unemployed father to be who discovers a talent for whisky tasting.
Speaking at Cannes, the director said:
We were allowed seven 'cunts' but only two of them could be aggressive 'cunts'.
You get into the realm of surrealism here in terms of language. The British middle class is obsessed with what they call 'bad language.'
But the manipulative and deceitful language of politics is accepted. I'd call those bad words. Embracing the ancient swear words that have gone back for centuries and words we all enjoy should be embraced.
The film's producer Rebecca O'Brien said the film's script represented natural language spoken by young people:
If they're looking for diversity in Britain they should look no further than this film and Glasgow and see that there are different ways of speaking and see that that should be acceptable to all and sundry and should not be