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Parents Guide for
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Men are seen full frontally nude while bathing, while a woman is shown nude from the behind. (32:35, 49:50, and 31:37)

A man and a woman have sex after the woman bathes the man. (34:50)

A man coerces a woman into sex in a situation. (37:40)

A man is stripped after he falls to his death and then castrated (see violence and gore) (1:43:35)

A woman is topless in a few scenes. (1:30:53, 2:13:25)

A man's penis and scrotum are graphically cut off and held up to everyone while they stare in horror. Most shocking scene of the movie. (1:43:35)

Several characters die by gun shot.

A girl is strangled.

A young girl dies from an illness, most likely caused by malnutrition. The expression on her dead face is disturbing.

There are explosions in a few scenes that kill people.

An antagonist is abusive to his girlfriend throughout the movie.

Some swearing, and name calling is heard at various points.

On the whole, the film is a very intense watch, especially the castration scene

Mass starvation is depicted throughout.

Rated R for intense depiction of suffering and class conflict

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