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14A(14A) Sexual Content

Synopsis

Dir: Xavier Giannoli. French-language Drama. Based on the novel by Honoré de Balzac. In France in the early 1800s, a poet (Benjamin Voisin) moves from the country into Paris, where he becomes a journalist while trying to navigate the worlds of theatre and high society.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence and illness - little blood or detail
  • Frequent portrayals of sexually suggestive scenes and sexual activity - some breast nudity and detail
  • Frequent breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use, smoking, and illegal substance use in a recreational and period context

Thematic elements

  • The power of the press
  • Appearance versus reality
  • Power and control

Classification rationale

The power of the press

Appearance versus reality

Power and control

Classification date

October 31, 2022

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