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West Beyrouth (À l'abri les enfants)
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Parents Guide for
West Beirut (1998) More at IMDbPro »West Beyrouth (À l'abri les enfants) (original title)

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The film is Rated PG-13 For Thematic elements involving sexuality, War Violence, Smoking and Strong language.

There is one scene where two minors stalk a married woman and fantasize about her in one of the minors' bedroom. Her cleavage is visible for a few seconds and her nipples can be seen from what she is wearing. When fantasizing about her, a minor looks at his manhood to check if he got an erection (No nudity)

Another scene involves three minors visiting a whorehouse where women are dancing seductively around men. (No nudity)

In one scene a boy asks a girl to take off her bra and give it to him in a very innocent way. This scene does not have a sexual tone and nothing is visible.

A few violent scenes from the war, but nothing graphic.

There's a fight between a soldier and an old man that some might find intense.

Another intense scene is when a bomb explodes causing the residents of a building to go down to the attic. The scene is quite violent as we can see an injured man with blood covering his face being dragged down to the attic.

S**t, F**k, Bit*h, MotherF**er, and other words are used many times in Arabic.

A few scenes involving Minors and adults smoking.

Three minors are held guard by soldiers. The scene is a bit scary as the soldier calls on others to bring the "car" implying he might kidnap the minors.

All the scenes mentioned in Violence and Gore are intense.

The film dissects the intense results of the Lebanese war which some might find disturbing.


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