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Nineteen Eighty-Four
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Parents Guide for
1984 (1984) More at IMDbPro »Nineteen Eighty-Four (original title)

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Full frontal female nudity in two scenes.

Male and female rear nudity in another scene.

Slightly extended female breast exposure.

Implied sex in numerous scenes. One scene shows a woman's face in close-up while supposedly having an orgasm (no audio).

A prostitute lifts her skirt revealing her pubic hair. It is implied that the main character had sex with her afterwards.

The story takes place in a society where sexuality is viewed in a sick, unnatural way.


A bomb explodes near the main character

A woman is punched in the stomach

A man is beaten and subjected to various forms of torture, such as being stretched painfully, and having a rat cage attached to his face


Use of the words "bugger" and "bastard".


The main character and others are shown smoking cigarettes and drinking alcoholic beverages.


The main character is tortured by repeatedly being beaten, having his hair cut off, starvation, sleep deprivation. A loose tooth is being forcibly ripped out by another man. The main character's limbs are stretched, he's tortured with electric shocks, and having his head put into a cage containing ravenous rats.

The movie is an overall dark, depressing and suspenseful dystopia that takes place in a communist/fascist superstate. At the end the main character is bleached out and broken into being a model citizen.

BBFC - (15): strong violence, sex, nudity, scenes of torture.

Suggested MPAA Rating: R for graphic nudity, violence, and disturbing images


Argentina:18 / Australia:M / Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:18 / Finland:K-16 / Iceland:16 / Italy:VM14 / Netherlands:12 / Norway:18 (1984) / Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) / Singapore:M18 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / USA:R / West Germany:16 (f)

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