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Sex & Nudity

  • Various teen boys are shown in differing levels of dressing and undressing throughout the film, no nudity.
  • A boy is pulled to standing from a bathtub, nudity is implied but not shown.
  • A young teen boy makes a hand motion indicating that he thought another boy was masturbating in class.
  • A young man offers to lend his copy of Arabian Nights to his little brother promising it will give him a "hard on".
  • A young man indicates that he is having an affair with a married woman.
  • A young boy is ordered by a German soldier to pull his pants down, presumably to prove he is not Jewish, it is not clear if the boy complies.
  • Boys look at pictures of girls (implied that they're nude). No pictures are shown close enough to see clearly.
  • Passages of Arabian Nights that can be considered erotic are read aloud.

Violence & Gore

  • Schoolyard violence, shoving, wrestling, some punching, all amongst teen boys.


  • Several uses of "shit," "bastard," "ass," "bitch," and "damn" in French.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Teenage boys frequently sneak off to smoke cigarettes.
  • Adults are seen drinking wine and liquor at a restaurant.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • When the Gestapo agents raid the school it is very frightening and intense.

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