France only gives Fifty Shades under-12s restriction

2015-02-12 10:44

Paris - French children as young as 12 can head to see the highly-anticipated erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey on its release Wednesday, after the country's film board decided against giving it an adult certificate.

France's classification president, Jean-Francois Mary, deemed that the movie, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, "isn't a film that...can shock a lot of people".

This is the trailer of the film:

Mary considers the film, that contains scenes of nudity and sadomasochism between an entrepreneur and a virginal student, "a romance, you could even say schmaltzy".

The film based on the best-selling EL James novel has been rated R in the U.S. for its "graphic nudity" and "unusual behaviour".

Britain granted it an 18 certificate and the film is banned on screens in Malaysia where it was deemed "too sadistic". publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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