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Synopsis

Dir: Ali Abbasi. Farsi-language Thriller. When sex workers in Mashhad, Iran are targeted by a serial killer (Mehdi Bajestani), a female journalist (Zar Amir-Ebrahimi) risks her personal safety to investigate the case.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, sexual slurs, and sexual language
  • Frequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence - some blood and brutal detail
  • Infrequent breast nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of graphic sexual activity - male genital nudity, buttock nudity, and unstimulated sexual activity
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and illegal drug use in a recreational context
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Uncovering the truth
  • Power and control
  • Perspectives on morality

Classification rationale

Rated R for violence and detailed portrayals of sexual activity

Classification date

October 26, 2022

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