Soulmate…BBFC cuts required for a 2013 UK mystery by Axelle Carolyn set for UK DVD release on 21st July 2014

Posted: 11 June, 2014 in BBFC cuts, New Releases
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Soulmate DVD Soulmate is a 2013 UK mystery by Axelle Carolyn.
Starring Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom and Tanya Myers. IMDb The BBFC have requested cuts be made to the British-made supernatural romance Soulmate .

The feature debut of writer-director Axelle Carolyn, Soulmate stars Anna Walton as a grieving widow who seeks solace in a remote country cottage – but finds it occupied by a ghost (Tom Wisdom), with whom she gradually builds a friendship.

The source of the trouble, it seems, is the film’s opening scene, in which Walton’s distraught character attempts suicide by slitting her wrists in the bath; a fairly distressing sight, for sure, but hardly without precedent.

However, the BBFC said that this constitutes imitable behaviour with the potential to cause harm, and has asked for sequence to be re-edited before before granting a certificate.

This issue has cropped up before and presumably the suicide depicts an effective method of suicide that is not widely known. The BBFC cuts are intended to try and keep it that way, albeit that the secret is largely let out of the bag already.

Axelle Carolyn is not best pleased about the BBFC’s stance. She voiced her anger on Twitter.

BBFC has required 4 long sets of cuts for SOULMATE. Otherwise it’s banned. Take that, splat pack: I made a video nasty without even trying. –

The BBFC says, Imitable behavior, potential harm. Basically my opening scene could cause a wave of suicides in the UK.

Soda Pictures has Soulmate lined up for DVD release on 21 July 2014. Hopefully the situation will be resolved by then:

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