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14A(14A) Brutal Violence


Dir: Yimou Zhang. Mandarin-language Historical/Thriller. In early 1930s China, four Communist Party spies (Zhang Yi, Yu Hewei, Zhu Yawen, Qin Hailu) embark on a secret mission to uncover the identity of a mole within their ranks.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapon, and hand-to-hand violence, some in a torture context - some blood and brutal detail
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Teamwork
  • Appearance versus reality
  • Trust and betrayal

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for brutal violence

Classification date

June 04, 2021