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Parents Guide for
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Mild sex scenes

Breasts are shown briefly

Some sexual references.


A man is shot in the head, blood splatters and you see brains all over the floor.

An unconscious man with a bloody wound where his ear was is swiftly shot dead.

A man is shown covered in blood, having been given a crude lobotomy off-screen. The head wound is visible throughout the scene.

A man is moderately beaten by another while held by several men.

A man finds a decomposing severed ear.

A man slaps a woman several times across the face before an aberrant and bizarre sexual assault scene.


56 uses of 'fuck' from one character


A man inhales unidentified gas from a mask. A man pops an unidentified tablet into another's mouth. Some beer drinking.


The film is dark in tone, and it contains disturbing material.

Argentina:18 / Australia:R / Australia:MA15+ (Cable TV rating) / Brazil:16 / Canada:R (Alberta/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2007) / Czech Republic:15 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-16 (1999) / Finland:K-18 (1987) / France:12 / Greece:K-17 (tv rating) / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:16 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Israel:18 / Italy:T / Italy:VM18 (VHS rating) (self applied) / Japan:R-15 / Mexico:C / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Norway:15 (re-rating) (2007) / Peru:18 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:R(A) / Singapore:M18 (re-rating) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:16 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) / Switzerland:18 (canton of the Grisons) / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #28301) / West Germany:16 / West Germany:18 (original rating)

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