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Biography/Thriller. In 1989, a Canadian journalist (Josh Hartnett) investigates the circumstances surrounding the suspicious arrest of a heroin addict (Antoine Olivier Pilon) imprisoned in a Thai jail.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, sexual language, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence - some blood and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use in a recreational context - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Justice
  • Corruption and manipulation
  • Cycles of addiction

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and substance abuse

Classification date

February 28, 2020