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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

Many of the discussions revolve around sexual desire, and the act of sex itself. Freud believes that all of the mental illnesses are sexually based, and uses a few terms (some graphic) in his talks with Jung. Otto says to "never repress anything," and is basically a sex addict. Sabina reveals how her father beat her, and she was excited and wet herself because of this. Jung directly asks her if she was masturbating one night, and she says she was.

Jung, influenced heavily by Sabina's advances and Otto's beliefs, begins an affair with Sabina. She passionately kisses him on a park bench, and he later shows up at her door where they begin kissing and thrusting up against a wall. We see through a slightly foggy window as they move rhythmically on a bed (Jung on top of Sabina) having sex. They are both clothed. We see some blood on Sabina's dress afterward.

Sabina tells Jung to "punish" her as to sexually excite her, and on two occasions, we see Jung viciously slapping Sabina's backside. One time, she is wearing a low cut top that shows her breast. We see her breast on another occasion as she lies in bed after (implied) sex with Jung.

A patient is shown in a dress in a bathtub. Her breasts are visible through the dress.

Otto, whose sexual desires can be interpreted more as hunger, escapes the institution after pleasing himself by briefly having sex with a nurse in the garden against a ladder. He passionately kisses her neck and stands behind her and caresses her breasts, which are partially seen through her unbuttoned top.

Violence & Gore

In two scenes, Sabina is carried and manhandled by nurses and doctors to get her into her room. She screams, laughs, cries and viciously struggles.

Sabina briefly strikes Jung with a knife across the face, resulting in a bloody scratch.

Jung slaps Sabina several times twice in the backside to sexually excite her.


One use of the f-word

Sigmund Freud is smoking a cigar in most of his screentime.

Otto snorts some form of drug briefly.

In some scenes, alcohol is consumed.

The scenes in which Keira Knightley's character is seen in the beginning are pretty intense. She cries, laughs, screams, and juts her jaw out, looking like a demonic animal.

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Rated R for sexual content and brief language
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA15+ / Brazil:14 / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) / Canada:18A (Ontario) (original rating) / Canada:14A (Ontario) (re-rating) / Canada:13+ (Québec) / Germany:16 (f) / Hong Kong:III / Ireland:16 / Italy:T / Japan:PG12 / Malaysia:18 / Mexico:B15 / New Zealand:R16 / Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:18 / Spain:12 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R

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