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A naked man is seen briefly from behind with bare buttocks visible.

Sex is briefly implied between a married couple.


In the beginning there are soldiers being burned alive by flamethrowers and in the midst of explosions and others being shot during the combat of war

A boy hits another boy in the head with a brick while they are fighting

A man has his leg crushed by a car which gives him compound fracture and causes blood to spurt out of his leg

A man smashes a glass bottle on a tombstone as a result his hand bleeds on the tombstone from his wound

A man throws a knife into another man's foot

A man punches a man in the face in order to instigate a fight and test him

A group of men beat up a man which results with the man bloody and bruised

In the later half of the film the tone drastically changes into a more dark atmosphere and becomes very intense which also has long battles that contain graphic war violence involving:

- Soldiers being riddled with bullets through torsos, legs, and heads with blood spurting out

- Explosions from grenades, mortars, and RPGs that cause some lost of limbs and tissue damage

- Soldiers being stabbed/bayoneted and beaten up with fists

- Soldiers are burned alive with flame throwers and exploded by them as well

- Some soldiers are decapitated and commit suicide with self stabbing and kamikaze attacks

There are soldiers dead on the ground with intestines strewn out and missing limbs on the ground which also on some bodies have rotting flesh with maggots and rats feeding off of the bodies

The violence in this movie is comparable to "Band of Brothers" and "Saving Private Ryan"


A few uses of "sh*t" and "b**ch"

References to Japanese soldiers as "Japs" or "Nips".


A man is seen drinking whiskey from a bottle during the day. He is later described as being an alcoholic.

Several soldiers smoke cigarettes.


The most intense part of the movie comes in the later half of the movie which portrays the horrors of war as it is.

Once the violence breaks out it is a long intense and graphic battle with little breaks in between other battle scenes

There are some scenes that might frighten people or make them jump at certain jarring moments in the film

Rated R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA15+ / Canada:14A (British Columbia) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) (original rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating on appeal) / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:IIB / Ireland:16 (IFCO) / Mexico:B15 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R15 / Norway:15 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:M18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:16 / Taiwan:R-15 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #50531)

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