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A character has sex with a young prostitute. The man is seen from behind, the young prostitute is on the bed, under the covers although her breasts are visible. The scene is relatively short and not too graphic.

She is seen afterward, lying on a bed, her breasts covered by her arms and her privates covered by the sheets.

A newborn baby is shown clearly to be a girl.

A man fights two others while fully nude. his legs cover his genitals and nothing is shown.

A pregnant woman hemorrhages with blood flowing through her dress and onto the floor.

A man has his throat frenziedly slashed open with straight razor, resulting in realistic wounding and blood gushing out. The frozen corpse is shown being thawed and having a finger cut off in closeup. Later, the corpses hand is shown with all fingers removed.

Another slit throat later, without the direct violent action shown but when the victim removes his scarf, a bloody gaping wound is shown carved into his neck.

There is a knife fight which leaves bloody slashes and at least two people dead. During the course of the fight, an arm is broken and a man has his eye perforated deeply with a knife, killing him (blood squirts and sprays across the floor and from his wound). Another man is stabbed in the back of the head (Blood pours out of the wound). The aftermath is quite bloody.

A man kicks his son repeatedly.

32 uses of "fuck" are present. The S-word is used twice. "Queer" is used a number of times to mean homosexual.

Several offensive references are made towards black people.

There are references to heroin used to drug women for sex. Several characters drink heavily throughout the movie, including drinking to the point of intoxication. Many of the characters smoke cigarettes, and one character extinguishes his cigarette on his own tongue.

The film's infrequent, but graphic violence may be too frightening for easily traumatized or squeamish viewers.

Sections of a diary, when narrated in several parts of the film, describe disturbing instances of rape and sexual torture.

Rated R for strong brutal and bloody violence, some graphic sexuality, language and nudity

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