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Parents Guide for
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An early scene shows an initiation where men are fighting naked in a mud pit. There is nothing explicit seen. During this scene, a man pees onto the men in the pit.

Later, one of the men walks and lays down naked onto a table, the camera shows his back and then a shot from his side, genitalia are not shown.

A woman pushes a mn to the ground and they have sex (They roll around and thrust in an extended scene), but both remain clothed. The woman's skirt is raised quite high and her legs are visible.

A man and woman have sex and kiss in bed (Shown from some distance). A man has sex with a woman (No nudity, but some kissing; we later see the woman getting dressed). A man and a woman kiss passionately; they begin to remove their clothes before the woman says that she can't continue, upon which they both stop. We see repeated blurred, black-and-white photographs and some blurred video of a man and a woman kissing passionately in bed (Some slurred audio is also heard). A man impregnates a woman accidentally. Some minor discussion of sex on some occasion.

During a sex scene, a woman's nipple is shown briefly. She then dresses herself and parts of the side of her breasts are visible.

There are numerous sex scenes.

A man is stripped naked and tortured.

A man is slapped and punched repeatedly, before he is stripped naked and has a bag put on his head. Beaten and bloody, water is poured on his body as he screams in pain. A gang of men attack another man (Off-screen). We hear screaming, and see the victim being thrown into the water, presumably drowning. A woman is thrown out of an airplane and falls to her death. A man jumps out of a window; he later see his body lying in a pool of blood on the sidewalk.

A man's body is shown after comitting a suicide (We see his bloodied head). A woman is surprised and shot twice (Some blood splatters). Some threats; men mud-wrestle in one scene.

The word fuck is used, but very sparingly. Various profanities such as son-of-a-bitch are sometimes heard; the n-word is used once.

A man is given LSD as a truth serum; he is shown visibly high in several scenes. Characters drink casually in social gatherings (Parties, weddings) and alone. Some characters use cigarettes or cigars on occassion.

A torture/interrogation scene is rather violent; there's also a murder of a man that is committed mostly off-screen, but is somewhat perturbing.

Rated R for some violence, sexuality and language
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-15 / Germany:12 / Iceland:12 / Ireland:15A / Italy:T / Malaysia:18PL / Malaysia:U (DVD) / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:M / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #43094)

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