Mahler (1974) Poster


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Sex & Nudity

  • Gustav cries after watching his father have noisy sex with the maid, no nudity.
  • Mahler visits a friend in a mental hospital who has stripped entirely naked (the filmmakers are careful not to show his genitalia).
  • Alma's breasts and bush are seen through a sheer outfit in the opening chrysalis scene.
  • Alma dances on Gustav's coffin wearing sexy lingerie, shoving her crotch at him, no nudity. She then seduces the guards with a crude seductive dance, showing her breasts.

Violence & Gore


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A few scenes show drinking; in one scene Mahler smokes a cigar.
  • Characters smoke cigarettes, including Max.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A long, painful, self-indulgent sequence allegorizing Mahler's conversion from Judaism to Catholicism to please Cosima Wagner may be offensive.
  • Mahler's composing hut explodes into flames.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Otto is found after committing suicide.

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