18A(18A) Sexual Content

Synopsis

Drama. In Yorkshire, a troubled sheep farmer (Josh O'Connor) begins a relationship with a Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu).

Content elements

  • Frequent, sometimes aggressive use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural and sexual slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of animal butchery and corpses in a farming context – some blood and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of sexual activity – buttock nudity and detail
  • Infrequent male frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Isolation and alienation
  • Public versus private lives
  • Belonging and companionship

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for detailed sexual content

Classification date

October 31, 2017