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Sexual activity is portrayed in the film, but justified by context, infrequent and without strong detail.

The film contains a scene where the female protagonist asks a man to masturbate and ejaculate onto a piece of pastry which she promises to consume in front of him. The man proceeds to do so, but the act of masturbation and ejaculation are implied, after which the female protagonist then proceeds to eat the pastry.

Such a scene would be more suited to an older audience.


Full frontal nudity with moderate detail is also featured, but justified by context and not excessive.

In one scene, the female protagonist decides to hold a nude birthday party. Some of her colleagues muster the courage to turn up nude for the party, but depiction of full body nudity is infrequent, as it is only portrayed in a few shots, despite the whole sequence being rather prolonged.

This can also be permissible for an older audience.

A bit of blood as Ines examines an injured toe.

A fair amount, but not excessive, especially by American standards.

Smoking and drinking at a level typical of Europe, including several scenes of cocktails consumed at bars, parties, etc.

'Toni Erdmann' is a German comedy about how Winfried, an old man with a penchant for practical jokes, uses a fake persona of 'Toni Erdmann', a sham business consultant, to connect with his daughter, Ines, a successful but unhappy businesswoman.


Official FSK Rating: 12

Expected ABMC Rating: 12

Expected MAC Rating: N-15

Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use

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