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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.

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

A man kisses one woman after another

A woman wears a shirt that allows the form of her nipples to be seen at times.

A man fondles a woman's clothed breast.

A man kisses a woman who does not want to be kissed

Many Jewish prisoners are seen being forced to strip, run, and be examined. Full-frontal nudity of both women and men. Most times, the nudity is shown quite briefly. Non-sexual.

Oskar's mistress is reclining on the bed, and her breasts are seen clearly, including nipples and areola.

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

The sexuality and nudity in this film is very explicit

Although not a great deal of violence is portrayed, it remains difficult to watch because of its realism. Much of it is directed in such a way that it is not as intense as you may imagine. Many instances are depicted by long or medium shots, and together with the sequences being shot in black-and-white, the impact is somewhat reduced.

A one-armed man struggles to dig a hole. Two Nazis shoot him; blood is seen pooling on the ground.

A woman is shot through the back of the head, shown from a distance. A small bullet wound hole is shown, with blood briefly spurting and pouring on the ground.

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 apart, blood pools and spurts around him.

A man with an ill wife tries to tell a Nazi about her condition. Instead, she is shot in the head. 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 off-screen, as a German Nazi official plays a cheery tune on the piano.

Amon wakes up and and nonchalantly executes Jews through a window with a sniper rifle.

When Amon deems a worker to be unproductive, he marches him outside and attempts to execute him. However, despite trying two pistols, both mechanisms jam and he ends up beating the worker instead.

A pile of bloody bodies is seen outside a building.

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

A large group of children 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 cries, 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 heap of them already being incinerated.

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

About 12 uses of "f**k", along with several 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.

The sequence of the ghetto being liquidated contains continual violence, which viewers could find emotionally disturbing.

The sequence of a worker surviving an attempted execution by Amon Goeth is suspenseful.

This film is considered to be a significant depiction of the Holocaust. Because of its subject matter, it can be emotionally taxing and difficult to watch.

The entire sequence at Auschwitz is extremely disturbing. Especially the shower scene.

Rated R for language, some sexuality and actuality violence

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