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Parents Guide for
Seven Samurai (1954) More at IMDbPro »Shichinin no samurai (original title)

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Nothing graphic. Some of the fathers and mothers become paranoid that the samurai will rape the women of the town. One scene implies that one of the samurai has consensual relations with a woman in the village, but nothing is shown on screen, and the event is only obliquely referenced later.

A woman lies herself before a man wanting him to "take" her but is disappointed when he doesn't.

A man strips down to nothing but a loincloth a couple times during the film.

After someone falls down, their bare buttocks can be briefly seen once, but it's non-sexual and shown from a distance.

No graphic violence, but samurai and militia killing enemy attackers. Several scenes with houses burning. A woman dies on screen from stab wounds. Stabbings with spears, little blood. Some people die by getting stabbed and slashed by samurai swords. A father beats his daughter for sleeping with the younger samurai, but is stopped by the leader and the rest of the village

Light profanity in Japanese; the degree of translation into other languages varies with editions of the movie. use of g_dd__n

Casually, people drink alcohol. A man is seen drunk. Some smoking.

Nothing overly frightening, but the film plays strongly on human emotion, and there are depressing scenes in which viewers will probably feel empathy for various people. The father beating his daughter may be disturbing, especially with the daughter's constant crying. Also, the film as a whole has a somewhat dark tone.

What this film would probably be rated by the MPAA: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, brief nudity, and strong language.

BBFC - (PG) Moderate violence.

Argentina:16 / Australia:PG / Australia:M (VHS version) / Brazil:10 / Canada:PG / Canada:G (Quebec) / Czech Republic:U / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-16 / Hungary:12 / Iceland:12 / Ireland:PG (2011) / Mexico:B (2015) / Netherlands:12 / Norway:16 / Norway:15 (re-rating) / Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 / Spain:T / Sweden:15 (original rating) / Sweden:11 (re-rating) (2002) / Switzerland:14 / UK:A (original rating) / UK:PG (video rating) (1991) / USA:Unrated / West Germany:16

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