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14A(14A)

Synopsis

Dir: Jane Campion. Drama. Based on the novel by Thomas Savage. A rancher (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes enraged when his brother (Jesse Plemons) brings home his new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee).

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of violence towards animals, animal butchery, castration, and vivisection most in a ranching context - little blood, some detail; infrequent portrayals of animal carcasses - some blood and detail
  • Brief portrayal of sexual activity - no nudity or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of injury and wounds - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent references to suicide and death - some detail
  • Infrequent male frontal and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco use in a recreational context; frequent portrayals of alcohol use in an addiction context

Thematic elements

  • Complexities of relationships
  • Power and control
  • Repression

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for nudity, sexual content, and substance use

Classification date

October 25, 2021

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