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ZOO (2017)

ZOO (2017)
  • Genre: Drama

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 97 minutes

  • Director(s): Colin McIvor

  • Cast: Toby Jones, Amy Huberman, Art Parkinson, Penelope Wilton, Ian McElhinney, Damian O'Hare, Stephen Hagan

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, threat

  • Synopsis: ZOO is an Irish drama in which a boy and his friends attempt to rescue an elephant during the German air raid bombings in Belfast in 1941.

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ZOO is an Irish drama in which a boy and his friends attempt to rescue an elephant during the German air raid bombings in Belfast in 1941.

Language

There is use of mild bad language.

Threat

Mild threat include scenes which show the German bombing raids in Belfast. This includes sight of people ducking and running to air raid shelters as bombs go off.

There is brief bloody detail in a scene that shows three friends marking their initials on a tree with blood after they take a 'blood oath'.

Upsetting scenes include moments relating to bereavement. It's also implied that a girl's father is an alcoholic.

Infrequent very mild violence includes a scene in which a boy is punched down, without detail.

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