Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage (2019) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

  • There are strong references to oral sex, to masturbation, and to a woman being 'just a clit for the johns',
  • A sex clip on a cell phone is briefly shown with thrusting and moaning.
  • A teenage girl is pregnant and goes to an illegal place to abort the child.

Violence & Gore

  • Strong violence featured throughout the film. There are intense fight sequences involving use of batons and improvised weapons, apart from crunchy blows delivered with bare fists and kicks. In some of the stronger instances, a corpse is shown with its head split, a character jumps from a roof and another character's hand is injured with a hammer. There are gory shootings and beatings as well.


  • There is strong language ('motherf**ker', 'f**k') as well as milder terms including 'bitch', 'dick', 'slut', 'son of a bitch', 'bullshit', 'shit' and 'asshole'.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There are mild passing drug references.
  • The protagonist can be frequently seen consuming tablets.
  • Some smoking and little casual drinking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A charred corpse's head is shown split. Blood spills from a character's fight upon being punched repeatedly during a fight. A huge explosion knocks down a character unconscious. A character is hit on his hand with a hammer. A character excretes bullets.

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