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various scenes of topless male

various scenes of women wearing revealing clothing

male side nudity, no genitalia seen (0:02:29-32, 32:30-34)

a brief image of the two passionately kissing and caressing in bed together, writhing and moving semi-explicitly. No nudity is seen. (1:13:53-14:27)

two people in bed, bare from about waist up, her breasts are not shown (1:14:27-15:48)

Vincent's bare backside is seen when he shaves on a beach after the first sex scene (1:15:59-16:12)

Two men are swimming naked in what appears to be an ocean or lake at night. It's very stormy, and at one point you see the silhouette of a man's genitals. (1:32:45+)

A second occasion implies sex, we see Vincent and Irene from the bare shoulders up in bed (1:36:39)


During a urine test, a doctor tells Vincent that he has a "beautiful piece of equipment," and later in the film makes more remarks about it. (0:06:25-45)

prostitution reference (0:39:45-48)

A doctor tells another man how he should hold himself when he urinates. (1:40:23-27)

Lots of shots of blood in vials, bags and needles. Spots of blood on feet, fingers and arms in some scenes. A puddle of blood on a floor, and later a bloody, pulpy head (0:34:14-17, 30-35, 42:58-43:05). A corpse is shown with cuts on its head (1:18:49+). A man is beaten with face punches, head butts and kicks. A man incinerates himself (off screen, it is not actually seen). Scuffles.

two F-words (0:53:05, 57:18)

a few scatological references and mild obscenities

Lots of smoking and some drinking between character's in some scenes, a character vomits from being drunk.

A man nearly drowns on two occasions.

Two people come very close to being hit by cars while crossing a road.

At the end, a man commits suicide by burning himself alive. Not gruesome, but still emotionally intense

Rated PG-13 for brief violent images, language, and some sexuality

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