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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

There is a reference to a Geisha party hosted for government officials

Violence & Gore

Throughout the film a man is dying of stomach cancer. In the end he is said to have died peacefully in a park, and the final scene occurs at his funeral

A man is threatened by men who are implied to be gangsters. They threaten his life, although they never follow through.


Some minor profanity ("hell"). One use of "f_ck"

Throughout the film characters drink. This ranges from mild social drinking, to men drinking till drunk, to a man drinking till he is extremely drunk even though he has stomach cancer and knows drinking the quantities he drinks will only hasten his death.

The entire film is somewhat sad, but the end does have a message that is happy.

Viewers that are sensitive, especially when it comes to natural death, particularly cancer, may be upset by this film.

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Argentina:Atp / Australia:PG / Finland:S / Germany:16 / Singapore:PG / Sweden:11 / UK:A (original rating) / UK:PG (video rating) (1994) / USA:Not Rated

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