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14A(14A) Violence


Italian-language Drama. In the 1980s, mafia boss Tommaso Buscetta (Pierfrancesco Favino) testified against other mafioso.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual or aggressive context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, sexual slurs, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some in a torture context – some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity – breast and buttock nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent male frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in recreational and historical contexts

Thematic elements

  • Truth, honour, and integrity
  • Cycles of violence
  • Greed and corruption

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence, coarse language, and some sexual content

Classification date

November 22, 2019