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A boy wears his sister's dress and lip stick - says his father does it when he thinks no one is looking.

Two boys quickly kiss on the cheek.

A young girl offers to show a young boy her genitals, he declines.

Much discussion about whether boys/men who are interested in becoming ballet dancers are gay (poufs).

The main character is seen shirtless a couple of times.

A Girl & Boy talk about the girls parents not having sex.

A girl strokes a boys head after talking about sex.

A boy lies partially on top of a girl the girls strokes the boys cheek.

Police and striking miners clash - police beat people with nightsticks.

A young man is seen being stamped by police horses and beaten by the police, he is under a white sheet and blood is shown on the sheet although non of the injury's are seen.

Striking miners throw things and yell at 'scabs' crossing the picket line.

Jackie punches Tony in the face - when he gets up, blood is seen on his face

Billy punches another child to the floor through anger and frustration.

This section is the reason why the film gained an R rating.

There is 50 uses of "Fuck" and there is also british swear words too.

Mild drinking and smoking

Police and striking miners clash

Striking miners throw things and yell at 'scabs' crossing the picket line

Billy's speech about what it feels like to dance may be very emotional

The family relationships may be upsetting

Suggested MPAA Rating: R for strong language, some thematic material and brief violence.

Rated PG-13 for some thematic material (video version)
Argentina:Atp / Australia:M / Austria:6 / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Denmark:7 / Finland:K-8 / France:Tous publics / Germany:6 (bw) / Hong Kong:IIA / Iceland:L / Ireland:15 / Japan:G (2015) / Malaysia:U / Netherlands:AL / Netherlands:6 (TV rating) / New Zealand:M / Norway:11 / Peru:Apt / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Spain:T / Sweden:7 / Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #37443) (original rating) / USA:PG-13 (certificate #38302) (video version)

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