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Title: Rating of BBM in some countries...
Post by: rdx on Dec 05, 2010, 06:01 PM
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Yup, once again...some observations of mine... :i   Actually I was motivated by some other discussion going on on the forum.

BBM has been rated rather differently around the world..even in the 'western' world..here's IMDB's data (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388795/parentalguide#certification).

Here are some observations from my 20 minutes 'on-lining'; the name of a country is a link to the site of the national board/committee/office; some have also some verbal 'arguments'.

Finland (http://194.86.21.5/elokuvahaku/EH1210.aspx?ID=282329&lcid=1035)                      11
"An adult drama with forbidden, homoerotic love. Some love making scenes, which are mostly rather referential. Also some violent scenes. General atmosphere is brooding."

Sweden (http://193.15.197.33/FMPro?-db=wfilm.fp5&-format=detalj.htm&-lay=webgrund&-sortfield=KontrollDatum&-sortorder=descend&-op=cn&TitelDoek=Brokeback%20Mountain&-max=10&-recid=12598068&-find=)                    7
"Elements of fight, threat and quarrel."

Denmark (http://www.dfi.dk/faktaomfilm/nationalfilmografien/nffilm.aspx?id=47125)                  11

Norway (http://film.medietilsynet.no/Filmdatabase?Id=64601)                     11
"Two young men and their erotic relationship that they try to keep hidden from their wives and families for many years, contains some fighting."

Germany (http://www.spio.de/index.asp?SeitID=70&txtFilmtitel=Brokeback%20&selFilmart=ALLE&Sort=az&pagenum=1&pnum=105246/K&lineindex=2&VVID=)                  12
und hier (http://www.spio.de/fskonline%5CPDF%5C0602%5C105246K.pdf).

The Netherlands (http://www.kijkwijzer.nl/index.php?id=26&i=38656)        12

France (http://www.cnc.fr/Site/Template/A2.aspx?SELECTID=20&ID=21&cnc=2006293005&visa=114363&pageSelected=1&t=1)              tout public/all audiences

UK (http://www.bbfc.co.uk/AFF215308)                          15
"Contains strong language, moderate sex and violence."

Ireland (http://www.ifco.ie/Website/IFCO/ifcoweb.nsf/SearchViewFilm/53D27BE28104AF8C802570E60047F2EF?OpenDocument&OpenUp=True)                    16
"Moderate/strong violence, language and sexual content."

US (http://www.filmratings.com/filmRatings_cara/reports/s10891957.htm)                          R (17?, please, revise me)


The emphasis in different countries is quite obvious: violence vs. nudity/sex.

The Canadian site isn't working at the moment and I couldn't find links to Italy or Spain, por favor/per favore, señora MPJ, señor WcI & il signor Marte  O0.

If you know any other rating boards/committees/offices, please let me/us know.

 
Title: Re: Rating of BBM in some countries...
Post by: WildCatIsle on Dec 05, 2010, 06:44 PM
Spain Originally "Not recommended for children under 13 years", now since this year 2010, under 12 years.
Title: Re: Rating of BBM in some countries...
Post by: rdx on Dec 06, 2010, 02:12 PM
Thanks WcI!
The Spanish DVDs don't mention anything on rating.

In Italy the age limit is 14; found on the DVD (http://public.blu.livefilestore.com/y1p4tjbg4MTmcOn6HNcwu8hohXOh9VGDLNufz3IaY4Y-AWnREVPmTjERuVoscrgfYZ1xsasWx3mT7KiF8v7MZVklA/outer_fold.jpg?psid=1).
Title: Re: Rating of BBM in some countries...
Post by: chameau on Dec 06, 2010, 06:31 PM
Actually the rating in Canada is the same as United States as both countries are one single market for release dates and rating.  Good point we get new (American) movies at the same time they are relased in U.S.A.
Title: Re: Rating of BBM in some countries...
Post by: rdx on Dec 07, 2010, 01:45 AM
Thanks chameau!

My original thought was as yours but the IMDB shows something different: 13 for Québec and 14 for the rest of Canada. Also this page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPAA_rating_system) disagrees.

In Japan the age limit is 12 as shown here (http://kcanig.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pOdjHovn6NzDO4iiq5R7Pd558L7NTd3tvePK4cpWtF0ejpTTI4KCuFjwJB83IF3Y3RKwYnU4SDrw5SKyqyQwfPF8yAboC2arF/jl_cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Rating of BBM in some countries...
Post by: Dangerina on Dec 07, 2010, 09:53 AM
Russia
Age limit is 17
Title: Re: Rating of BBM in some countries...
Post by: rdx on Jan 30, 2011, 04:28 AM
Thanks Dangerina!

In Canada there are 6 different commissions, see here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_motion_picture_rating_system).

British Columbia (http://www.consumerprotectionbc.ca/index.php/consumers-film-and-video-homepage/classification-search?&task=view&submitted=1&film_id=3202) (ombudsmannen  ;))                        14
"sexually suggestive scenes; coarse language; nudity; violence"

Alberta (http://www.albertafilmratings.ca/classrep.aspx?fid=2883) ("Thematic elements" are quite descriptive)       14
"Rated 14A for sexual content, coarse language, and mature thematic elements"

Québec (http://www.rcq.qc.ca/RCQ212AfficherFicheTech.asp?intNoFilm=259650) ( O0)                 13
"Ce film, évoquant des comportements homophobes, comporte quelques brèves scènes d'érotisme et divers éléments de violence. "

Manitoba (http://prdp1.chts.gov.mb.ca/FCB%5CCatalog.nsf/0/26637E0121C022C38625709300672541?OpenDocument&lang=EN&type=All)                        14
"Not Recommended For Children, Coarse Language, Tobacco Use/Promotion"

Nova Scotia (http://www.gov.ns.ca/lwd/agd/film/search.asp) (search for Brokeback Mountain; direct link not possible)      14
"Sexual Content"

Ontario (http://www.ofrb.gov.on.ca/ofrb/OfrbWelcomeAction.do) (search for Brokeback Mountain; direct link not possible)             14
"COARSE LANGUAGE, MATURE THEME, SEXUAL CONTENT, PERSONS YOUNGER THAN 14 YEARS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT"
At the Toronto International Film Festival the age limit was 18.

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Australia (http://www.classification.gov.au/www/cob/find.nsf/d853f429dd038ae1ca25759b0003557c/5b27c628e8f20ce2ca257671007a1cfd?OpenDocument)                 M  (= The content is moderate in impact, see here (http://www.classification.gov.au/www/cob/classification.nsf/Page/ClassificationMarkings_ClassificationMarkingsonFilmandComputerGames_ClassificationMarkingsonFilmandComputerGames))
"Moderate coarse language; Moderate sex scenes; Moderate violence"

New Zealand (http://www.fvlb.org.nz/nz/pages/publication-details.html?title=106877)           M - Unrestricted (see here (http://www.censorship.govt.nz/censorship/censorship-film-labels.html))
"Contains violence, offensive language and sex scenes."

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In general: I still could see the word 'censorship'... :s)
Title: Re: Rating of BBM in some countries...
Post by: Dangerina on Feb 01, 2011, 08:52 AM
Is that punch regarded violence or what???  (t)
Title: Re: Rating of BBM in some countries...
Post by: rdx on Feb 02, 2011, 12:11 PM
Is that punch regarded violence or what???  (t)

Well, I guess, partially yes. As far as I know the system in my country considers the whole of the film. The context, e.g. of an act of violence, is also very important while rating. Nothing is counted per se, e.g. how many profanities or how many punches. Nudity, per se, is never an issue here & sex very seldom; the issue is violence.
Title: Re: Rating of BBM in some countries...
Post by: jackster on Feb 07, 2011, 04:54 AM
Is that punch regarded violence or what???  (t)
'Course it could be the depiction & description of Earl, and then Ennis's imagined view of Jack and the tire iron. Both scenes were pretty graphic and depicted much more horrific actions than Ennis's punch. Oh yeah, then there's the bikers, the black & blue Eagle bar . . . .
Title: Re: Rating of BBM in some countries...
Post by: rdx on Dec 27, 2011, 01:50 PM
A few more:

Portugal 12
Czech    15
Greece   17

The Dutch site has more detailed information now:
"
Uitleg classificatieresultaat:

Geweld                                12      
Angst                                   6      
Seks                                   AL      
Discriminatie                         12      
Drugs en/of alcoholmisbruik     AL      
"

The Dutch rating (12) is based on violence and discriminative themes of the film.