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18A(18A)

Synopsis

Dir: Audrey Diwan. French-language Drama. Based on the book by Annie Ernaux. In France during the 1960s, a young woman (Anamaria Vartolomei) becomes pregnant and decides to take matters into her own hands.

Content elements

  • One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of vulgar expressions and sexual slurs
  • Breif portrayal of mild hand-to-hand violence in a domestic context - no blood or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of abortion - little blood, detail; portrayal of an aborted fetus - blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexually suggestive scenes and sexual activity - breast and buttock nudity, detail
  • Frequent buttock, breast, and female frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in a recreational context
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Reproductive freedom
  • The dangers and costs of illegal abortion in 1960s France
  • Youth, gender, and power

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for mature subject matter, nudity, sexual content, and thematic content including abortion

Classification date

May 12, 2022

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