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Sex & Nudity


Oskar is seen having sex with his mistress in a darkly lit room. There is moaning, some thrusting and you can see a side-view of his lover's breast.

Oskar is known for being a womanizer and sleeps with many woman (not shown).

A man fondles a woman's clothed breast.

A woman lies in Goeth's bed. Her breasts are clearly seen in various shots each lasting for 5-10 seconds.

In another scene, Oskar's mistress is reclining on the bed, and her breasts are seen clearly, including nipples and aerola. Lasts about 30 sec.

Many Jewish prisoners are seen being forced to strip. Full frontal nudity of both women and men. Most times, the nudity is shown quite briefly, but this scene lasts for a while -- around two to three minutes.

Jewish women are seen getting into a shower. There is full frontal nudity

Violence & Gore

10/10 -

The violence isn't really that much if you think about it. Despite this, it is still very hard to watch because of the realistic portrayal. Much of the violence is directed in such a way that it is not as intense as you might imagine. Many of the instances of violence use long-medium shots reducing the impact.

A man with only one arm struggles to dig a hole. Two Nazis shoot him, blood is seen pooling around him on the ground.

A woman is shot through the back of the head, from a fair distance. You can see a small bullet wound hole, with blood briefly spurting out and pouring on the floor.

A man is pulled away from the other Jews leaving their homes, and is shot in the back of the head, the top of his head explodes and tears open, blood pools and spurts from around him.

A man with an ill wife tries to tell a Nazi about her condition. Instead, she is shot in the head and killed. Blood splatters on the man's face from the shot, and spurts from the wife's head while the man cries.

A group of people hiding in a bedroom are shot (including children), one by one. The shots are offscreen, as a German Nazi official plays a cheery tune on the piano.

One scene is quite violent as Amon wakes up and disturbingly (and non-chalantly) starts executing random Jews for no reason through a window with a sniper rifle.

A pile of bloody bodies is seen outside a building.

A large group of hospital patients are shockingly executed by Nazis with machine guns. The nurses give off cyanide to patients so they don't die from being shot.

An extremely large group of kids and women are put into one room where they are all shot to death by two Nazis with machine guns.

Amon intimidates a young woman, she is shown to start crying, and then he beats her. Amon pushes a shelf of wine on top of her, but she is not killed.

A soldier shoots a little boy in the chest while two other solders hold the boy up. There is no blood. Only feathers from his jacket.

Dead bodies are dug up to be burned. There is a huge pile of them already on fire.

Amon Goeth is executed by hanging. The entire scene is shown in one shot.



Around 25 uses of "f**k", along with uses of "bitch," "damn," "ass," and "shit."


Several characters are seen drinking alcoholic beverages. One character is seen drunk in a few scenes. Smoking is frequently shown.


Some sequences have nearly non-stop, emotionally devastating violence.

This film is considered to be the greatest holocaust film ever. It's hard to watch, and very devastating.

The entire film is extremely emotional. It is often considered one of the most emotionally taxing films ever made

Overall Explicit Content Estimation: 34/50

Updated MPAA Rating: Rated R for Brutal Actuality Violence including Torture, Cruelty, and Imperilment Throughout, Some Sexual Content including Mature Subject Matter, Graphic Nudity, Alcohol Use, and Language

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and actuality violence
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