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(1998)

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Sex & Nudity

  • 9/10
  • Suggested MPAA rating : NC-17 for "graphic brutality, pervasive disturbing aberrant behavior involving perverse sexual content, and for some explicit sexual images".
  • A man watches a pornographic film which shows two prolonged scenes of sexual intercourse between a man and a woman. Genitalia is clearly visible and penetration shots are graphically shown up close.
  • A junkie prostitute makes advances to the main protagonist and once in her room shows one of her breasts, saying that it is getting hard. Sex is implied but not shown.
  • Quite a lot of sexually charged monologues from the main protagonist overall...though not much is shown on screen, the movie is really filled with sexual content.

Violence & Gore

  • 8/10
  • A man constantly plans to beat people up or even to kill them...he even considers torturing them and "make them suffer as long as possible"...
  • A young girl is shot in neck causing blood to spurt out from the open wound. The young girl is then shot in the head, brain matter is visible on the floor around her.
  • A man shoots himself in the head
  • Not a lot of actual violence, but the few brutal scenes are quite graphic and very realistic.

Profanity

  • 9/10
  • Pervasive swearing including the use of words such as: cunt, fuck, shit, fag, retard, dick, and a few other profanities.
  • Numerous instances of extremely explicit sexual dialogue.
  • Numerous instances of homophobic and racist profanity.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • 5/10
  • A few scenes take place in bars: as a result, glasses of beer and wine are quite often shown.
  • A man is seen drinking wine in some of the scenes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • 8/10
  • A man punches a pregnant woman in the stomach.
  • A man plans to murder people.
  • A man kills his daughter.
  • A man commits suicide.
  • 39/50 Not recommended for anyone under 16.

Spoilers

The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • Implied sex between a father and his mentally vulnerable daughter. A short snip of it is seen in a flash back.

Violence & Gore

  • A man punches a pregnant woman in the stomach. It is suggested that the unborn child dies as a result of this. He then grabs, threatens and pushes away an old woman to make her reveal where she's hiding a gun.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A man takes advantage of his daughter's mental vulnerability and sexually forces himself on her.
  • The protagonist's monologues set a nihilistic and misanthropic tone throughout the film. We see the world through the mind of this nihilistic protagonist where an act of incest can be morally justified.

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