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14A(14A)

Synopsis

Dir: Sarah Polley. Drama. Based on the book by Miriam Toews. In an isolated religious community in 2010, a group of women gather in secret to decide whether they should leave or stay in the colony after suffering years of physical and sexual abuse.

Content elements

  • One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of sexual slurs
  • Frequent references to sexual assault - some detail; frequent portrayals of the aftermath of sexual and physical assault - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Gender, power, and control
  • Forgiveness versus revenge
  • Solidarity and the strength of community

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and mature subject matter

Classification date

November 22, 2022

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