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Death and the Maiden
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A female briefly shows her breasts in one scene.

The film deals with a woman confronting the man who she believes raped and tortured her. As such there is a good deal of discussion of rape although the act itself is not shown

A woman helps a hostaged man to urinate, all the while humiliating him.


A woman pistol whips a man and he is held hostage throughout the film, with blood running down his head and face.

There are many descriptions of brutal tortures against a woman, including rape, electric shocks, beatings with objects and sexual torture, all with elements of sadism.

A man threatens a woman with a gun, she struggles with him and he then punches her. Another man grabs him and beats him brutally.

This is a very dialogue driven film; Cunt is used twice. Fuck is said a lot. There are also very graphic verbal descriptions of violence, rape and various sexual abuses.

Characters smoke and drink alcohol during a few scenes.


Early on in the movie, there is a tense scene in which a character appears to be very afraid by an unfamiliar vehicle pulling up to her house.

Most of the movie is very intense, since the action is mostly relegated to one room involving three people.

The entire concept of the film is failry disturbing and dark it involves kidnapping hosatges rape and torture (though not all of those subjects are shown on screen they are frequently talked about)

Rated R for strong language including descriptions of violent situations
Argentina:18 / Australia:R / Brazil:16 / Finland:K-16 / France:Tous publics (with warning) / Germany:12 (bw) / Iceland:14 (original rating) / Iceland:16 (video rating) / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:15 / Peru:18 / Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:R / USA:TV-MA (cable rating)

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