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Sex & Nudity

  • None.
  • Lawyers casually discuss hiring call-girls to do office work. No sexual implications.
  • A torture victim is seen wearing only underwear. This scene is not sexual.

Violence & Gore

  • A man grabs another man by his jacket.
  • Two drunk men have an argument in a restaurant that escalates into a scuffle. Furniture gets overturned and glass broken. Afterwards, a man is seen with a cut on his face.
  • A young man is choked from behind during a police raid.
  • A man is tortured in several scenes. In the first, the torture is not shown but his screams can be heard from outside the room. Afterwards, he is shown unconscious as a medic treats him. In a later scene, his shirt is lifted revealing bruising all over his back. In other scenes, the torture is shown and described. He is beaten with metal poles, grabbed by his hair and dragged, submerged in water, deprived of food, suspended from a pole by his legs, and "waterboarded".
  • A mother attacks a police officer for mistreating her son.
  • A man is kicked and thrown several times by another man.


  • About 30 uses of profanity, most of which are mild insults. [Based on English subtitles]

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some drinking and smoking. A character is shown drunk.
  • A man is seen on the bus with a box of a Korean hangover drink.
  • Men drink soju while eating in restaurants.
  • A man mentions a time when a colleague drank too much.
  • A group of friends celebrate with a night out and become heavily intoxicated. Eventually, two men argue and a fight breaks out.
  • Several characters smoke.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Scenes of police aggression/brutality can be intense.

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