The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
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3 or 4 brief but graphic sex scenes. One has fellatio briefly shown and nudity is semi-frequent, though mostly limited to buttocks and breasts. Female pubic hair is seen a few times. the characters are often seen lounging nude together, talking. These scenes are erotic and "loving".

A man and prostitute are shown finishing up some act - no nudity.

A man is stripped nude, and his penis is seen, but the details are mostly obscured by dog feces covering his body.

A penis is seen on a dead body.

A character talks about what he/she saw when they caught another character having sex. semi graphic detail.

General crass sexual overtones - a man grabs a womans breasts and talks about her sexuality frequently, pimps and prostitutes are common.

A man rapes his wife in a car. This is shown from enough distance to not make out any details. The scene lasts for several seconds and she is heard screaming out.


A semi-short scene of man who is shown having a few paper pages shoved down his throat. Blood is seen covering his mouth, muzzle, throat, and collars of his shirt.

A man stabs a woman's cheek with a fork once in a fit of blind rage. The impact isn't really shown, but we see a man try to help her get the fork out.

A man recklessly hits a dog offscreen as he drives. We hear a brief yip and then see the mangled dog whimpering softly for a few seconds.

A man is stripped, beaten on the upperbody for a few seconds, and then has dog feces rubbed all over him.

A boy is seen resting on bed with a slightly bruised eye and face.

A boy is forced to eat buttons and his navel is supposedly cut off. We see it from a long enough distance to not know what's going on. He does yell out briefly.

A dead body is seen with blood around the upper mouth area and on the throat.

A man is killed by a gunshot to the head. The impact is not seen.

A dead body is seen with glaze on it, resembling smoked ham. A small piece of the body is cut out; it resembles prime rib.

Approximately 4 whores, 3 bitches, 3 tits, 2 fucks, 2 pricks, and 1 slut (though most are used aggressively). Some moderate sexual dialogue. Oh, also 2 uses of 'bollocks'.

A character is overtly crass, rude and vulgar constantly throughout, he doesn't swear much but is very cruel.

Some casual drinking and smoking. A character is frequently chastised for smoking. Another is stumbling drunk several times.

Some intense violent scenes. Lots of spousal abuse - verbal and physical. A child is roughed up and intimidated a few times.

Argentina:18 (with warning) / Australia:R18+ / Belgium:KNT (original rating) / Belgium:16 (video rating) / Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2005) / Finland:K-18 / France:12 / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:16 / India:A / Iran:18+ / Italy:VM14 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Portugal:M/18 (Qualidade) / Singapore:R21 / South Korea:18 (heavily cut) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:NC-17 (certificate #30284) / USA:R (certificate #30647) (edited version) / USA:X (original rating) (rating surrendered) / West Germany:18

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