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Murder in the First
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A sex scene, some lunging, they are clothed. Implied o-sex.

The main character is seen naked in solitary confinement throughout the first half of the movie. His bare backside is often visible.

A man who is behind the bars tries to touch a woman. He then starts to... (sex implied), but he stops.


This movie actually does not contain any gore, and has very little blood, but the violence is present and quite strong.

A prisoner is sadistically tortured by the guards and the deputy warden in various manners: he is beaten; he is thrown down the stairs. One official slices a prisoner's Achilles tendon (ankle) condemning him to be lame for life.

A man is killed by a spoon pierced in his throat. He is shown lying on the ground with some blood. A few black & white photos of his corpse are seen later.


Some swearing, including several uses of F*ck, D*mn, Sh*t, B*tch.


Smoking of cigarettes is shown.


This movie focuses on the violence in a prison, and is quite intense and psychological. The Deputy Warden seems to be unduly sadistic towards the prisoners. One murder is dreamlike and surreal.

The main character is tortured and left in solitary confinement for 3 years, always in complete darkness, and with only half an hour of air per year.

He experiences mental instability which comes across to viewers and can be intense.

The torture scenes are not very graphic but they include some forceful beatings which some will find distressing. We see the scars he carries as a result of the abuses. He is also limping.

Total Explicit Rating: 32/50

Rated R for strong images of prison brutalities, sexuality and language

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