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14A(14A) Coarse Language


Short Film Compilation. The five Academy-nominated short films are "Brotherhood", "Nefta Football Club", "The Neighbor's Window", "Saria", and "A Sister".

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence – some blood and detail
  • Infrequent references to sexual violence – little detail
  • Frequent portrayals of tobacco use in a recreational context; infrequent portrayals of illegal substances in a trafficking context

Thematic elements

  • Variety of cinematic expression
  • Connection and communication
  • Helping others

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and some violence

Classification date

January 23, 2020