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Parents Guide for
Turtles Can Fly (2004) More at IMDbPro »Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand (original title)

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Official MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and mature thematic material, all involving children.


It is very evident that one of the main characters is in love with a girl, but it's pretty innocent and nothing happens.

It is revealed that a young girl (aged 12-13) was raped by Baath soldiers and got pregnant. You can see a flashback of the men chasing her and finally catching her as you hear her screams and cries . VERY disturbing and hard to watch.


The movie opens with a young girl (aged around 12-13) committing suicide by jumping to her death . You only see the jump, the dead body is not shown.

A baby gets trapped in a minefield and in one attempt to save him, another boy injures his leg severely with a detonating mine. Some blood is seen later.

A young girl sets her clothes on fire in an attempt to kill herself, but she ends refusing to do it.

It's implied that an explosion happened. You only see fire, but no dead bodies are shown.

It is revealed that a girl was raped by Baath soldiers and that she got pregnant from it, having a child which she hates. You can see flashbacks of the girl being chased around and how the soldiers take her as she screams and cries . VERY disturbing and hard to watch.

A little baby is killed by his teen-aged mother. You see her tying the baby's foot with a rope against a heavy rock in front of a lake as the baby cries, and then she suddenly pushes the rock into the water and the baby falls inside the lake, drowning to death off-screen . This scene is EXTREMELY sad and disturbing. She later commits suicide by jumping to her death .

The dead body of a baby is found on the deepest part of a lake and you are able to see it for around 5-6 seconds . Very sad and impacting scene.


Altought rated PG-13, the movie has a very grimm and depressing tone that can only be handled by mature audiences.

The rape scene, altought not shown on-screen, is EXTREMELY disturbing and hard to watch.

The ending is very sad and hopeless.

A baby gets trapped in a minefield in one of the most frightening sequences of the film.

Explicit content estimation: 18/50- 15+

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and mature thematic material, all involving children

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