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Russian-language Drama. Two young women (Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina) struggle to repair their lives in the wake of WWII.

Content elements

  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence – no blood, little detail; portrayal of accidental death involving a child – detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual assault - no nudity, detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - no nudity, detail
  • Infrequent female frontal and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Coping with trauma
  • The search for meaning
  • Madness

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for sexual violence, sexual content, and mature subject matter

Classification date

January 17, 2020