Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
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Sex & Nudity


One scene of full male nudity (genitals, buttocks) in dimly lit, non-sexual context.

No female nudity -- suggested, off-camera female nudity in non-sexual context ( exposed shoulders only).

A few passionate embraces between fully clothed adults. Off-camera, implied intercourse.

A female prison guard forces a woman to strip naked (only bare shoulders are exposed in shot) and it is strongly implied she is being given a cavity search

Some modest inconspicuous cleavage.

Violence & Gore

Some scenes of strong graphic violence, more details below in the spoiler tags.

The police and military gun down unarmed civilians including women and children. People hack someone to death with a hatchet, and a man is doused with gasoline and set ablaze. Many bloodied bodies are seen


Racial slurs including "Kaffer" and "boy" are used by whites against blacks.

The word "Shit" is used a number of times. 'Fucking' is used once.

One religious exclamation is used although barely audible.

many scenes of smoking. Nelson and is friends visit a nightclub where many people are drinking and smoking.

Some of the violent scenes may frighten young children. Among older viewers, the theme of the film may stir unpleasant memories of the Jim Crow era in the United States, and of the Apartheid era in South Africa.

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Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and disturbing images, sexual content and brief strong language

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