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The intro of the movie shows a topless female in the ocean and breasts are fully visible in this scene. Also in the intro a man is seen going down on a nude female while between her spread legs as someone photographs them. This is seen and photographed through an open door from a distance but its clear that oral sex is occurring though her genitalia is not shown.

A female stripper is briefly seen close up wearing tassel pasties on her nipples in a strip club.

A couple of brief scenes at a brothel. In one, the clientele are being waited on by women dressed only in garters and garter belts. Their breasts and pubic hair are briefly visible.

The main plotline involves the efforts to retrieve nude photographs of Princess Margaret. Much of the story takes place on the fringes of the illicit sex trade in London with multiple references to one character running a pornography business while another is the proprietor of a brothel.

One of the main characters is referenced as having appeared in several pornographic films. A brief shot from one film is seen of him standing with two large breasted women. A couple of references are made to his large genitalia, but we do not see him nude.

We see a series of photographs of a man engaged in bondage style sexual play including being tied to a wooden frame and hit with a crop by a woman wearing lingerie.

A woman references having had "a roll in the hay" with one of the other characters.

The main character has sex with a woman. No nudity, but brief thrusting is seen.

A woman becomes aroused while listening to a man talk. They then have sex. No nudity but he is seen standing between her legs while she sits on a counter.

A man in a car is grabbed by another man who's in the backseat; the man puts a chord around his throat and another man puts a plastic bag over his face, the man struggles to get away, the scene ends and we understand that the man has been killed. A woman is shoved into an open grave and then slashed by a man with a machete (we hear the slash and the scene ends). A man is grabbed from behind and stabbed in the neck (we hear a crunch and he falls to the floor dead). A man shoots a man in the head: we hear the gunshot and another man screams, "He shot him, he's dead." A man demonstrates a sandblaster by pointing it at a wall and causing the paint to peel off; he then holds it to a man's ankle, we see blood coming through his sock , the man screams, and we see the man moaning on the floor later with blood on his foot and pant leg. A man punches a man hard in the stomach, trips him, then kicks him repeatedly while he lies on the ground, and he then punches another man in the face; he is shot at by yet another man, but he throws a brick striking him in the head and then head butts him repeatedly. We see a man's very bloody face after he has been beaten. We see a dead body covered with dirt and lying in a hole in the ground. A man twists a man's arm behind his back and pushes him, forcing him to walk. A wife confronts her husband, punches him on the chest and slaps him in the face. We see a man bare-chested and being whipped by a woman dressed in leather. We hear that a man was hanged in Trinidad for murder. A man spears a fish.

48 F-words,2 uses of c**t ,14 sexual references, 20 scatological terms (2 mild), 13 anatomical terms, 12 mild obscenities, name-calling (pinko, delinquents, stupid, vicious pimp, bugger, scallywag, slumlord), 13 religious exclamations, 1 derogatory term for the Irish.

People are shown drinking alcohol in several club and pub scenes, people are shown drinking alcohol at a strip club and several appear to be drunk, several people drink champagne from bottles, a man drinks a beer in a pub, and people drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes at a dinner. A woman smokes a cigarette in a club scene and a man smokes a cigar. Packets of drugs are discovered in a woman's suitcase at an airport. A man takes prescription pain medication for a kidney stone. Reference is made to smuggling marijuana into the country

The torture scene and a few scenes after the robbery are a bit intense.

Argentina:13 / Australia:MA15+ / Australia:M (TV rating) / Austria:16 / Brazil:16 / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Québec) / Denmark:11 / Finland:K-15 / Germany:12 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:15A / Japan:PG-12 / Malaysia:18PL (cut) / Mexico:B15 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:R21 / Singapore:M18 (edited version) / South Africa:16 / South Korea:15 / South Korea:18 (re-rating) (2015) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #43693)

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