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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

The testicles are removed from a dead pig (vulgar/grotesque) and a man is intimidated to eat them while being ridiculed about not being able to father a child.

A man and a woman scream from inside a hut, they run out, the man holds his genitals (his bare buttocks are visible and the woman's bare breasts are seen), and the woman gags and gasps -- a man had given the man a leaf to rub on his genitals saying that it would help him father a child but it apparently burned when applied.

The native costumes for men are loincloth type bottoms that reveal bare buttocks and bare chests and several women are shown bare-breasted.

We see several women with bare breasts and a couple have children nursing.

During an attack, women are pawed and carried away by men and it is implied that they are raped.

Men and women dance together.

Violence & Gore

10/10 Strong graphic depiction of grisly violence, blood and gore throughout.

Several men with spears chase wild pigs through a thick forest until one pig trips a cord that releases pointed stakes, that impale it (we see the blood-covered points sticking out of the side of the pig, it twitches and squeals, and one man cuts its throat and the men pull it off the spikes).

A man butchers the recently killed wild pig (we see the man pulling out several organs including the heart) and he removes its testicles, hands them to another man (vulgar/grotesque) who is intimidated to eat them while being ridiculed about not being able to father a child.

A man is forced to lie back on a large stone, he is held, a man cuts his chest open and pulls out his heart (we see the bloody organ and the lifeless man); the man then cuts his head off and throws it down a tall set of stairs, and then the body is thrown down the stairs too (blood spurts from the neck wound).

Another man is killed in the same way, his heart is pulled out, the man gags and twitches (we see a lot of blood), and his head is lopped off with a crunch and thrown down the stairs.

Many men move into a village and begin to attack: men are tied by the hands and feet, dwellings are burned, men fight by striking each other with large clubs and with spears (we see dead bodies with blood on them on the ground), women are pulled away (it is implied that they are raped, and one woman who is dragged by two men bites one on the finger), a man pulls a knife and nearly cuts another man, a man's throat is slit (blood pours from the wound and the man collapses to his knees), and an infant is grabbed and held by the leg.

A man is attacked by a panther, which clamps its jaws around his face and gnashes; the man screams and struggles (the man's jaw breaks and we hear tearing), while other men stab the panther with spears and strike it with clubs until it is dead (we see its bloody head and the man's bloody head, with his torn face).

Two men run, trying to get away from their captors and one is struck through the back of the head with a spear (the spear point pushes through his mouth with a crunch and with blood) and another man is speared in the side.

A dismembered head is thrown down a tall flight of stairs (we see blood-stained stairs where many heads had rolled before) and a large crowd below cheers; another head is thrown down the stairs and the crowd chants.

Two men charge toward each other, they fight with large clubs, one is struck and blood spurts from a head wound, and one is impaled by stakes through the abdomen (we see a blood-soaked stake poking out of his back).

A man dreams of holding his own heart in his hand (we see him holding the bloody organ in his hand and a large gaping wound on his chest).

Men walk past many heads on stakes.

A boy's foot is bloody after having been struck by a large rock, and a woman uses the pincers of ants to close the cut (the boy cries and we hear squishing as each one is attached).

A man throws a hornets' nest at several men, they are stung repeatedly, they panic and run (we see a few men with large welts from the stings).

A man is bitten on the neck by a snake, he begins to suffer from the venom, and he slices his arm with a knife (we see blood).

A pregnant woman and a child are lowered into a cave, and at a certain point they are dropped when the man lowering them is attacked (they are not injured).

Two monkeys fight: one falls wounded into a cave where a woman and her young son hide, and the woman pounds the monkey to death after it lunges at them.

A woman goes into labor as the cave she hides in fills with water, she pushes and the baby is born under water (we see a cloud of bloody water as the baby emerges and the umbilical cord is visible).

Children cry and several follow as their parents are taken away by other men and when they reach a fast moving river the children are left behind to fend for themselves.

A girl grieves over her dead mother's body, the girl has sores on her face and we are told that she "has the sickness" (people passing by appear to be afraid of her).

Children fight over a piece of meat.

Several women are sold at an auction.

Many people are forced to mine what appears to be gypsum.

A man and a woman scream from inside a hut, they run out, the man holds his genitals, and the woman gags and gasps (a man had given the man a leaf to rub on his genitals saying that it would help him father a child but it apparently burned when applied).

Profanity

3/10

2 uses of "balls" and 1 use of "f**k"

0/10

None

7/10

Depiction of horror as described in Violence & Gore may be intense and frightening, plus the audible suffering and agony of the victims enduring brutality and maltreatment.

A man butchers a recently killed wild pig (we see the man pulling out several organs including the heart) and he removes its testicles, hands them to another man (vulgar/grotesque) who is intimidated to eat them while being ridiculed about not being able to father a child.

There is a bizarre scene with the black apes behaving wildly at night and fighting each other to near death until one of the animals drop to the pit of the well. The animal lays still, then springs a vicious surprise attack towards the trapped character and her child.

Realistic setting depicting the priests wearing elaborate headdress reminiscent of goblin-like monsters conducting the grisly procedure of human sacrifice.

After the priest's removal of the heart from the gasping and frightened with terror live victims, the victims are executed and severed heads & decapitated bodies are physically discarded to roll down the high steps of the temple.

The realistic depiction of this sequence may be too intense and frightening for children.

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MPAA:
Rated R for sequences of graphic violence and disturbing images
Certification:
Argentina:18 / Australia:MA / Austria:16 / Brazil:16 / Canada:14A (Alberta) / Canada:18A (British Columbia/Ontario) / Chile:14 / China:(Banned) / Finland:K-15 / France:-12 / Germany:18 / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:18 / Iceland:16 / Indonesia:Dewasa / Ireland:15A / Israel:18 / Italy:T (original rating) / Italy:VM14 (re-rating on appeal) / Japan:R-15 / Malaysia:18PL / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 (original rating) (only one week run) / Norway:18 (re-rating on appeal) / Peru:14 / Philippines:R-18 / Poland:18 / Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) / Singapore:M18 / South Africa:16LV / South Africa:16 (V) / South Korea:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) / Taiwan:R-18 / Thailand:R-14 / UK:18 / USA:TV-MA (cable rating) / USA:R (certificate #42915)

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