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We see several women in a dressing room wearing theatrical dance costumes that include thong bottoms, bare buttocks shown.

We see many naked bodies being tossed into a ditch females bare breasts are shown and and male genitals and buttocks. This seen is shown twice.

A woman is seen chained and nude from behind in a shower seen, side of her breast seen.

Two women are shown kissing and cuddling.

A woman is sitting in front of a mirror only in her bra and underwear, after which she puts on a dress.

Nude women and men are shown in clear boxes with bags over their head, outlines of their naked bodies can be seen.

A woman is shown in a skimpy outfit dressed as a child and attempting to be molested by a priest.

Three men threaten a woman and one holds her around the throat while another begins unfastening his pants, implying that they are going to rape her, but it is interrupted. We see a man in his jockey shorts after his pants have been slashed and have fallen to the ground around his ankles.

A man is bare-chested with a towel wrapped around his waist.

We see photographs, briefly, of people involved in sex acts -- one is of a person biting another, and one shows a close-up of bare buttocks -- but it is not clear who the people are or what exactly they are doing.

Two women kiss tenderly, and then passionately. A woman writes about coming out to her parents about being gay and that they shunned her.

A character who is a bishop is also a rapist and pedophile, as evidenced by an attempted rape scene. See frightening/intense scenes for details.

Very R-rated violence, including an on-screen hanging, lots of knife/gun fights and dozens of violent deaths.

Two men get beaten with punches, kicks and throws while their attacker is holding a knife.

A woman is injected with poison, and then shown dead.

A man walks out of a large fire as one of the only survivors. Only his silhouette is visible as he roars in anger and pain. It is later revealed that he received horrible burns from the incident, and his hands are briefly shown with scars.

An open grave with heaps of naked dead bodies is shown.

A young girl is shot and killed on-screen.

A man is hit in the jaw with a gun. His face is bloody, and he is hit again leaving another bloody mark.

A man is shown with a bullet wound in his forehead and blood on his face.

A man is shot numerous times in slow motion.

A man is strangled and then has his neck broken.

1 possible unclear use of C[male genital], 4 F-words, 7 uses of S[feces], 2 uses of A[behind], 2 uses of B[female dog], 3 uses of D[condemn], 1 use of C[feces], 7 uses of bloody, 6 uses of B[testicles], 3 uses of H[hades], 2 uses of wh*** with one being a slang term and 4 religious profanities.

Two detectives smoke cigarettes. A man smokes a pipe, another smokes a cigar.

Legal and illegal drugs are shown in a medicine cabinet.

The overall tone of the movie is quite dark, and the plot revolves around terrorism and revenge, with the perpetrator being the main character.

There is a rather long sequence in the movie where a main character is kidnapped, imprisoned and tortured. Her head is shaved, she is sprayed with cold water and put into a prison cell to await the decision of her fate. This scene is filled with dramatic screaming and crying.

__________V's death and send-off can be very emotional.

A bishop tries to rape someone who he believes is a child in a very frightening and intense scene. It is mentioned briefly that he regularly has young girls delivered to him for this purpose, and at one point he enters a private room where a woman who is also a main character is dressed up like a little girl and the bishop makes sexual advances towards her. He tries to reach up the her dress, and then pins her down on a bed by her arms and tries to kiss her. When she hurriedly explains that she isn't supposed to be here and that she needs help in escaping someone else, he thinks that she is proposing a scenario for sexual roleplay. When she punches him and escapes his grasp, he suddenly turns violent and tries to physically harm her.


MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and some language
Certification:
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA15+ / Brazil:16 / Canada:14A (British Columbia/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:TE+7 / Colombia:12 / Finland:K-15 / France:U (with warning) / Germany:16 (w) / Greece:K-17 / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:16 / India:A (cinema release) / Ireland:15A / Israel:PG / Italy:T / Japan:PG-12 / Malaysia:18SG / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R13 / Norway:15 / Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/16 / Russia:16+ / Singapore:NC-16 (theatrical release) (edited version) / Singapore:M18 (video rating) (cut) / South Korea:15 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #42210)

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