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Sex & Nudity

-A man and woman kiss, begin undressing each other. (We see their bare backs, legs and buttocks). We later see them in bed, wrapped in sheets. His bare buttocks are seen briefly when he gets out of bed. (0:8:44-0:9:54)

-A woman lies nude in a bathtub. Her pregnant abdomen can be seen at first. Eventually you can see her abdomen and bare breasts (briefly). Her husband puts his hand on her abdomen, playfully, and then slides his hand under the water, towards her privates. She swats his hand away. Her bare buttocks can be seen when she gets out of the bath. (0:17:38-0:18:34)

-A naked woman in the bathroom smiles when she looks up and sees her husband in the bedroom watching her. (18:34-19:26 intermittent)

-Women wear low-cut tops that expose cleavage. A man's bare chest is exposed.

-A woman nurses another woman's baby. (0:27:32-34 Closeup of baby sucking from breast at first; no nipple seen.)

- A woman and man are presumably naked in bed, shoulders and heads shown; man and woman kiss (1:12:19-:13:55 intermittent)

- A naked woman in the bathroom smiles when she looks up and sees her husband in the bedroom watching her. (1:24:11-24)

- A man is naked from chest to feet, but his front is in deep shadow and no genitalia can be seen. (1:24:37-41)

- Very young male children can be seen naked in two separate scenes, genitalia showing (1:42:19-23, :25-28)

- Heterosexual, homosexual and adulterous relationships are mentioned or discussed occasionally.

Violence & Gore

-Two men walk through a morgue where many bodies lie on metal tables -- some are covered with sheets and some are not, there are pools of blood on the floor, and we see the charred feet and an arm of one person (flaps of reddened skin are visible); a man pulls the sheet away from the body's face, another man identifies the body and another man vomits loudly (we also see the charred and bloody body of a small child on a table nearby)

-From a distance we see a man hanging by his feet from a tree, and he seems to have a large bloody gash on his side; he also appears to be charred and we are told several additional gruesome details of his brutal torture and murder.

- Many men ride on horseback into a village, they kill many women and children and burn their huts, people are running and screaming, and several people are shot (we see their bloody wounds; one woman is shot in the neck and we see blood spurt) and some young people are taken away with the men.

-A man enters his hotel room and is beaten badly by two men who punch and kick him repeatedly; he coughs up blood and they stuff a handkerchief in his mouth.

-A man in a car pulls up alongside another man, he tells him to get in the car, and they drive to a mass gravesite and are told that people are buried there -- we see a pile of charred and twisted bodies.

-A man is followed while driving along a road, he speeds up, he drives off the road and to the end of a road, he stops and a man gets out of the other car to talk to him. A motorcycle nearly hits a woman and her young son while walking across a street. A truck is tipped over onto its side on the water's edge on a beach, men in a jeep approach the truck, the men take a large bag out of it and we understand later that there is a body in the bag.

- A man tells another man that there is a contract out on his life. We hear that a man was killed by being shot 8 times from 3 different weapons.

-A man tells another man that his wife was found dead (presumably murdered). A man talks about a woman having been raped and murdered. Two men at a funeral begin to shovel cement onto a coffin, a man protests and a woman tells him they do this to prevent grave robbers from getting at the coffins.

-A man says that he is dying of cancer.

-Several men threaten a man trying to convince him to stop looking into a suspicious death.


16 F-words, 2 sexual references, 4 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 4 mild obscenities, 8 religious exclamations.

People drink alcohol at a gathering and people drink alcohol at a dinner. A man smokes in a few scenes and we learn that he is dying of cancer.

Many of the violent scenes will be frightening to younger viewers. The scene where a man reveals he has cancer may be upsetting to some viewers.

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Rated R for language, some violent images and sexual content/nudity
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