14A(14A) Disturbing Content, Mature Subject Matter

Synopsis

Documentary. In order to make a film, former anti-Communist death squad leaders in Indonesia reflect on and re-create their stories of torture and mass murder.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang and vulgar expressions; infrequent use of crude and detailed sexual language
  • Frequent references to, and re-enactments of, violence, including sexual violence, some in a torture context, some involving children – disturbing detail
  • Infrequent references to illegal drug use for recreational purposes

Thematic elements

  • The banality of evil
  • Examining representations of violence
  • Interpreting the past

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for detailed accounts of atrocities in a documentary context

Classification date

July 16, 2013