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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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A dog humps a woman's leg and we see his genitals.

The main character gets into some sexual relations where sex is sometimes mentioned but never shown.

A woman accuses several nuns of being prostitutes.

A woman catches a man in bed with a woman.

A girl talks about her grandmother putting flowers in her bra, and asks her how her breasts are still so round.

Brief dialogues involving virginity and sleeping with men.

The protagonist's grandmother makes many different remarks involving vulgar terms about penises.


Some images of people being shot which are often in shadows or stylized and never bloody.

Reference to thousands dying.

Any violence is done very subtly and is mostly not disturbing.


The following is for the English dub, which has more language than the original French:

Several uses of shit and bastard. Some uses of bitch, dick, and prick. Two uses of fuck but not in a sexual manner.

English Subtitled: (Any other uses of profanity are already listed above for the English dub version).

At least two uses of the word fuck.

Six uses of the word cunt, used frequently in one particular scene.


People smoke in the film, both cigarettes and marijuana.

Several scenes of alcohol use, mainly at parties.


There are some very sad scenes. For example, Marjane's final hour with her uncle before he is executed is a very heartbreaking scene.

There are a few intense parts of the film including a house getting destroyed by a bomb, and Marjane overdosing on anti-depressants.

In conclusion, this film is depressing at times.

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including violent images, sexual references, language and brief drug content

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