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Aron falls into a small crack, his arm crushed by a boulder. There is a mild amount of blood on the wall where his arm is pinned. He accidentally hits his head twice (hard) on rock when trying to get loose.

Aron amputates his arm and it is extremely graphic. He first breaks one bone by hitting it against the side of the canyon. The second bone is broken by doing the same thing the opposite way. He really struggles with the second bone, in a lot of pain from it. He then starts cutting into his arm with a utility knife, and much blood can be seen around his arm and in the cut. There is a very quick (blink-and-you-miss-it) shot of him ripping out an artery but it is very quick so it's hard to catch. Then comes the nerve. It looks a lot like dental floss thin spaghetti and when he touches it, a very disturbing sound that sounds almost like the board game "Operation" is heard for dramatic effect. This is the really disturbing scene because it really shows the pain he is in from it. Even when he touches it, he is screaming in pain. When he actually pulls it out, you can tell how much pain he is in. It can be very unsettling. He cuts and tears for about ten more seconds until he is free. This is extremely graphic and realistic.

13 f-words and 12 s-words. Milder profanities are uttered as well.

There are two short scenes that show people consuming alcoholic beverages.

Aron starts to go insane. Some may find this unsettling.

Having to cut off his hand in order to survive, it requires him to break the bones in his arm. The amputation scene is very violent and graphic. When he has to cut the nerves in his arms, it is causes him unbearable pain. Also when he snaps the bones in his arm the noises may be very disturbing.Also during the amputation disturbing noises are heard.

Reportedly, during the film's premiere, some people actually fainted. That's really how intense it is.

Aron has to drink his own urine at some point, in order not to dehydrate. He almost vomits.

People can just skip the amputation sequence, as it takes up around four minutes of a 90-minute film.

BBFC - (15): strong gory injury, strong language.

Rated R for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA15+ / Austria:16 / Brazil:16 / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:14 / Denmark:15 / France:Tous publics (with warning) / Germany:12 / Ireland:15A / Italy:VM14 / Japan:G / Malaysia:18 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 (original rating) / New Zealand:RP16 (re-rating on appeal) / Peru:14 / Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) / Poland:16 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:15 / Spain:12 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #46305)

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