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Out of Africa
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

The movie is, in part, about the failure of a marriage of convenience due to adultery by both parties. The sex is implied.

There is one sex scene in the movie. The couple is mostly under the covers. The woman's breasts are almost completely obscured in shadow. This scene is brief.

There are several other scenes from which one would assume that sex was to follow, though not shown.

There are also African women shown bare-brested, although only once or twice and not in an obscene way.

Violence & Gore

People protect themselves from animals with guns and, on another occasion, bullwhips. The incident with the bullwhips leaves marks on a woman's back.

There is a scuffle that is quickly broken up.

A boy is shown with a very bad sore on his leg.


There are a very few instances of swearing and vulgar insults whispered.

Wine is a regular part of meals. Champagne is served at a wedding. Whiskey and brandy are used for relaxation. On a couple of occasions, people are clearly drunk.

Several of the characters are smokers.

There are three encounters with lions. At least two of them are a little scary.

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