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A brief sex scene, we see the characters kissing, thrusting and the characters are completely nude, only female buttocks are seen briefly for a couple of seconds in a very close shot.

A woman lies naked in a bathtub and we see a brief glimpse of her nipple.

A woman steps on a nail, but it's shown quite disturbingly.

One character tries to commit suicide with a gun but does not succeed.

One character is poisoned and dies. Another character suffocates, in a gruesome manner but it is shown without exploiting his death in a very emotional scene.

A man back hand slaps his wife and he and his son fall backwards against a table.

One character is shot at close range, a lot of blood is shown.

A lot, some F***s.

We see the main female character smoking in several scenes and we see her drinking in another scene.

A female attemps to commit suicide by pointing a gun to her head and later swallowing a whole bottle of pills

A man leaves his wife without much of a warning. Later his wife and two young children are waiting for him when he arrives to work. The young children watch in pain as the parents yell.

The last part of the movie is very intense and emotional.

Rated R for some violence/disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA15+ / Canada:14A / Chile:14 / Czech Republic:15 / Finland:K-15 / Germany:12 / Iceland:14 / Iceland:12 (video rating) / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 (edited for re-rating) / Singapore:R(A) (original rating) / Singapore:M18 (re-rating) (uncut) / South Korea:15 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:16 (canton of the Grisons) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #40189)

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