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14A(14A) Brutal Violence, Frightening Scenes


Dir: Lu Yang. Mandarin-language Fantasy/Adventure. Six years after the abduction of his daughter, a man (Lei Jiayin) is hired to kill the author of a fantasy novel, but the world of the novel seems to intersect with reality.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence in a fantasy context - much blood and brutal detail
  • Frequent portrayals of monsters, transformations, and frightening scenes - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Parent/child bonds
  • Uncovering the truth
  • Appearance versus reality

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and frightening scenes in a genre context

Classification date

January 29, 2021