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There are many references to paedophilia and child molestation. A teenage girl constantly accuses a man of being a child molester, sometimes in graphic terms.

A chat-room conversation between a teenage girl and an adult man is shown.

A teenage girl changes in front of an adult man and she is seen wearing nothing but a bra from the waist up.

An adult man has many large pictures of teenage girls in revealing outfits in his home.

A teenage girl seductively strips for an adult man. The scene ends with the girl wearing a bra and revealing shorts. Nothing sexual happens between them.

A teenage girl finds child pornography hidden in an adult man's house. Nothing is shown, but the implication and reaction of the character to the pictures is distressing

A man is seen lying on a table nude from the waist down with a bag of ice on his genitals. The side of his bare buttocks and some pubic hair can be seen.

A teenage girl makes crude comments about an adult man's genitals.

A teenage girl explains in detail how a paedophile groomed her over the internet, with the intention of having sex with her.

It is implied that a man raped and murdered a teenage girl, however it is never explicitly stated.


The violence in this movie is not bloody but is quite relentless.

The main plot of the film revolves around a teenage girl trying to get a man, she believes to be a pedophile, to confess to his crimes. Throughout the film, she drugs him, tasers him, asphyxiates him, sprays Windex down his throat, ties him up and puts his neck in a noose and makes violent threats. The violence listed here takes place spread across the entirety of the movie and is not very graphic.

In the most intense scene, the girl performs a castration on the man (this is all off screen) the man is conscious during the surgery and is very distressed, something the girl seems to take joy in. Blurry images on a television screen show the surgery. The castrated testicles are later seen in a bloody bag. It is later revealed that the surgery was faked. This is a very long scene and is extremely intense and uncomfortable, however is not very violent.

It is implied that a man hangs himself at the end, however the action takes place off-screen


About 20 uses of f**k and many other uses of milder language.


A teenage girl and a man drink a cocktail. A man collapses from the effects of a drug laced drink.


The entire film is incredibly intense.

MPAA/USA - Rated R for disturbing violent and aberrant sexual content involving a teen, and for language.

BBFC/UK - Rated 18 (strong sadistic violence).

Rated R for disturbing violent and aberrant sexual content involving a teen, and for language

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