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Suggested MPAA Rating: PG for Some Mild Sensuality and Thematic Elements


We see a woman putting on her bra, from behind. We see her bare back until then. The same woman dances around in her house, in bra and panties.This is seen from a distance throughout the movie.

Brief implication that a couple has sex. Not very noticeable.

There are several kissing scenes between couples.

A younger man forcefully kisses an older woman before he is eventually pushed out of the apartment complex. This is seen from a distance through a window.

Every single character in the movie is in a relationship with someone.


No onscreen violence.

The plot revolves around a man who murdered his sick wife and stuffed her dismembered body into several suitcases. Frank's mention of this is made of the suspected gory details, and some of the related dialogue can be graphic.

A small dog's corpse is seen.

A man tries to push an injured man out of a window. The latter man falls out of the window, but recovers safely. The scene is very intense.


Some smoking scenes.

The main character and his friends enjoy a glass of brandy.

A woman across the way attempts to commit suicide by overdosing on pills.


Nothing is very intense until the last 15 minutes of the film.

A man picks up another man in a wheelchair and tries pushing him out of a window. This scene is intense for some

A small dog's dead body is seen

BBFC - (PG) Mild violence.

Argentina:13 / Argentina:14 (re-rating) (1983) (PCA #27069) / Australia:A (original rating) / Australia:M (re-rating) (2012) / Australia:PG (re-rating) (1984) / Brazil:12 / Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) (1983) / Canada:G (Quebec) (1983) / Chile:14 (re-release) (2016) / Finland:K-8 / France:Tous publics (2000 re-release) / Hungary:12 / Iceland:L / Italy:T / Japan:G (2009) / Netherlands:AL / Netherlands:6 / Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) / New Zealand:PG / Norway:16 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 (1995) / Spain:T / Sweden:11 (re-rating) (1984) / Sweden:15 (original rating) (1955) / UK:A (original rating) / UK:PG (tv rating) / UK:PG (video rating: additional material, audio commentary) (2012) / UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (2001) / UK:PG (re-release) (re-rating) (1983) (2000) (2012) / USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #16938) / USA:TV-G (TV rating) / USA:PG (certificate #27069) (1983) / West Germany:16 (original rating) / West Germany:12 (re-rating) (1980s)

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