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A woman is posing for a photoshoot on the beach in a one-piece bathing suit, the photographer repeatedly yells at her to "give it more sex!".

There is a dramatic scene in which a woman is captured by men and has her clothing ripped off, her bare breasts are seen up close in the scene.

There are two rape scenes, both characters are fully clothed in both scenes and no nudity is shown however. The two scenes are as follows:

1. A woman is dragged by her hair and brutally raped from behind by her slave master.

2. The same woman is shown being dragged down a staircase and is once again brutally raped from behind by the same man.

A number of characters discuss a slave woman being raped onboard a slave ship.

A man and woman are shown having sex. His bare butt, thighs, and back are shown while she has her legs open around him and is shown rubbing his shoulders as he lays on top of her.

There is a scene where a woman is forcibly stripped totally naked and hanged by her wrists from the ceiling during an exorcism. Her full frontal nudity is shown during the whole scene. After the exorcism ends she collapses naked at the side of her bed and sobs, her naked butt is clearly visible.

There are multiple scenes where slaves are hanged by their wrists and brutally whipped.

A pregnant woman is whipped to death and has her baby cut from her body with a machete. The scene is mostly implied however and no actual cutting is shown, but the camera focuses on her face during the scene and you can see her upper body jiggling from the implied cutting. A woman then lifts a bloody newborn baby and holds it in the air.

A woman is forced to undergo an exorcism at the hands of her slave master and a priest. The slave master walks around her, whipping her and threatening her with knives while the priest throws water on her and makes her repeat Christian prayers.

A man is shot in the leg when he attempts to behead his slave master.

A man tries to forcibly baptize a woman and causes her to drown.

A man burns down a church and is shown strangling a priest by the neck.

A man swings a machete at several other men, threatening to cut them.

A woman visits a witch doctor of sorts and has a "magical" mixture made, she then poisons a man with it by putting it in his food.

There are several scenes discussing the use of "herbs" as magical elixers and such.

Several slaves are shown being hanged by their wrists and whipped.

A woman is branded on her back by a hot branding iron, she is shown brutally screaming and writhing in pain.

A woman is brutally raped from behind twice by a slave master, both times she is shown crying and begging the man to stop as he harshly yanks her hair and thrusts inside of her.

A woman is exorcised by a priest and a slave master, she is shown hanging by her wrists and crying in pain as the men whip her repeatedly, hold a knife to her throat, throw water on her, and force her to repeat bible passages.

A Pregnant woman is brutally whipped, her bloody torn up skin is shown on her back as she hangs by her wrists.

A man fights a woman and drowns her.

A man brings a dead body into a church and lays it on the alter, he then kills a priest and burns down the church.


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