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In the opening sequence, an erect penis is shown very briefly, for less than a second. One could blink and miss it.

A four-person orgy is described, usually in mild terms, but with some graphic dialogue, such as a woman taking a boy "into her mouth", and "coming."

Two women are seen in swim suits. No nudity.


In a series of extremely quick and surreal shots, a sheep bleeds out, followed by rapid shots of what can be assumed to be the sheep's innards. This is followed by a close-up of a nail being driven through a bloody wound in a human hand.

Two women slap each other resulting in a bloody nose.

A monk is shown burning himself alive on television.

A woman cuts her wrist with her own fingernails, drawing blood. Another woman places her lips on the arm and sucks the blood from it. The woman with the cut wrist then starts violently slapping the other woman several times.


"God damn", "coming", "breast".


Two women enjoy cigarettes and drink wine together.


One of the characters is watching TV and it shows a monk burning himself alive.

None of the adult content in this film is that graphic, as it's old and in black-and-white. Still, the film itself has a very haunting tone and adult themes. It could be very disturbing/unsettling to young viewers.

Suggested MPAA Rating: R for sexual references and some disturbing images.

Recommended for 15 and up.

Argentina:16 / Australia:M / Chile:18 (restored version) / Finland:K-15 (2004) / Finland:K-16 (cut) (1967) / France:Unrated / Ireland:PG (DVD rating) / Italy:VM18 (original rating) / Italy:VM14 (re-rating on appeal) / Netherlands:12 / Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:X (original rating) / UK:15 (re-rating) (2002) / USA:Not Rated / West Germany:12

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