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Parents Guide for
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Several rape scenes some of which are seen, others mentioned. One encounter is particularly graphic - we see the man groping a character's breasts as he holds her down and pulls down his pants. We see his bare behind and part of his scrotum. There is also graphic movement.


A group of gangsters shoot all the residents of a town. Dozens of people are shot. A particularly disturbing aspect is a woman tells the men to shoot another woman's children (including a baby) and force the mother to watch; the men shoot the children and the baby whilst the mother screams and cries. Whilst none of the violence in this scene is very graphic and contains no blood, it is very brutal and disturbing.


A few mild profanities.

Several rape scenes, scenes of emotional/psychological abuse and raw violence make this an intense film altogether.


Rated R for violence and sexual content
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