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18A(18A) Disturbing Content, Sexual Content


Dir: David Cronenberg. Science Fiction/Drama. In the future, a man (Viggo Mortensen) and woman (Lea Seydoux) work at the intersection of art and the body.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of cursing and profanity
  • Frequent detailed portrayals of surgery, some involving children, some in a sexualized context - much blood and organ detail; infrequent portrayals of weapons violence - some blood
  • Frequent portrayals of frightening scenes and disturbing imagery involving the human body - some in a sexualized context
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual content - some breast and female frontal nudity
  • Infrequent breast nudity and male frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Technology and biology
  • Art and performance
  • Desire and pleasure

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for disturbing content

Classification date

April 25, 2022

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