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14A(14A) Sexual Content


French-language Drama. Based on the novel by Jocelyne Saucier. A pair of hermits’ (Rémy Girard, Gilbert Sicotte) lives are shaken up by the arrival of an elderly woman (Andrée Lachapelle) in need of a home.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and profanity
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence, some involving animals, some in a suicide context – little blood, some detail
  • Brief portrayals of frightening scenes and transformations in a horror context – some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity – breast nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Coping with trauma
  • Reflecting on the past
  • Connections and belonging

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for mature subject matter and sexual content

Classification date

October 30, 2019