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MPAA Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking

Sex & Nudity

  • None. No sex or nudity.
  • Contains moderate sex references.
  • A man tells a joke, suggesting oral sex, in which he refers to a woman putting something in her mouth while humming a piece of music.
  • A man says that he's being held in a police station before he's accused of "entreating a man to touch my penis".

Violence & Gore

  • Contains mild violence and war footage
  • There are scenes of mild violence, including a man being punched and left with a bloody lip, and a man being slapped around the face.
  • Some archive footage of war containing images of ships and planes being blown up, and burning cities and rubble-strewn streets after bombings.
  • A school-aged boy is bullied and trapped in the space between the floorboards of a classroom. His classmates taunt him while nailing down the wooden planks that hold him prisoner.
  • A wounded solider is seen with a bloodied, amputated stump.


  • Contains mild language and discriminatory terms
  • Lots of abuses of "Christ" and "Jesus." Also instances of 'sod', 'bleeding', 'bloody', 'hell', 'bastards' and 'arse'.
  • There are uses of discriminatory language, including 'poofter' and 'kyke'. Such infrequent anti-Semitic and homophobic phrases reflect the historical setting and the film clearly does not condone or encourage such attitudes.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Contains frequent scenes of smoking within a historical context and some alcohol consumption
  • Tobacco and alcohol use are depicted throughout. The constant smoking reflects the wartime era.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Contains scenes of emotional distress


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

Sex & Nudity

  • There are comments about a man undergoing 'chemical castration' through hormone treatment.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A young man working with Alan hears that his brother is on the ship that they have to let sink and breaks down begging Alan to let him be they don't or the Germans would know they cracked the code.
  • The last scene of the movie involves the main character suffering from the effects of chemical castration, including discussions of the situation that some viewers may find disturbing and upsetting.

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