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Sex & Nudity

  • A woman gives premature birth to a baby. There is nothing shown.
  • A woman breastfeeds another woman's baby. Her breasts are completely seen.

Violence & Gore

  • 10/10:
  • A young girl, elderly man, mailman and dog; including a mother and her baby, have their eyes melted out as they evaporate from nuclear heat after a bomb is dropped on Hiroshima. A woman falls as she is separated from a house while it crashes onto three members of a family. While being at least a few seconds long, this scene is very frightening and disturbing. During this, a lot of people are either hurt and/or killed as the destruction progresses.
  • A boy sees zombie-like nuke victims walking around the streets of Hiroshima.
  • There is a close-up shot of maggots sucking puss out of two living persons' arms.
  • A girl is seen dead with her face half burned, with blood on the corner of her mouth and her left eye missing.
  • A soldier defecates and vomits a great deal of blood. He also loses his hair. This is the most graphic scene in the entire film.
  • A man and his other two children are crushed to death as they are trapped under burning beams of a house.
  • A man is seen almost completely bandaged up with his face partially showing and he is covered in maggots.
  • An elderly man slaps a boy several times. When he slaps him a third time, droplets of blood come out of his nose.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Suggested MPAA Rating: R for graphic and bloody depictions of nuclear bombings, violence and brief nudity.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • "Barefoot Gen" is a movie that is not suitable for children. There is grim content throughout, which could frighten viewers. The bombing of Hiroshima and aftermath of it is depicted in an upsetting and horrific manner. One of the most heartbreaking scenes is when a newborn baby starves to death.

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