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Sex & Nudity

  • A man introduces a woman and says "Best blowjob in Paris."
  • A mention of a blowjob and an orgy.
  • A woman takes off a man's pants as he lays on a bed with the intention of having sex. However he falls asleep and nothing happens. Only his bare legs are visible.
  • A man dresses as a woman and in one scene his entire leg is visible in a stocking.
  • Stella and Trelkovsky make out in a theater. She rubs his crotch and he grabs her breast. (brief)
  • Several mild jokes and comments about masturbation.
  • In the bathroom there is graffiti showing a topless woman.

Violence & Gore

  • A news story is read about one tenant shooting another.
  • A man is hit by a car but is only shown with a scrape.
  • Simone is shown in bed bandaged. (mildly graphic - there is blood on her hand - and disturbing)
  • Trelkovsky and Stella watch Enter The Dragon which includes some martial arts action.
  • A bloody black and white newspaper photo is shown. (mildly graphic)
  • Trelkovsky slaps a young boy for no reason.
  • The other tenants assault a woman and her young daughter.
  • Trelkovsky stabs at the hand of a person who was trying to break into his apartment. (mildly graphic - he cuts his hand and there's blood)
  • Trelkovsky tries to strangle a woman.


  • Profanity: "crap"(1 instance) "shithouse"(1)
  • Religious Profanity: "Christ's sake"(2) "damn"(2) "damned"(1) "god"(1) "hell"(2)
  • Insults and Derogatory Terms: "asshole"(1) "bastard"(1) "bastards"(1) "brat"(1) "bugger"(1) "filthy bitch"(1) "filthy little brat"(1) "idiot"(1) "jerk"(1) "jerks"(1) "little punk"(1) "little shit"(1) "pig"(1) "queer"(1) "shitface"(1)
  • Misc: "blowjob"(2) "jerkoff"(1)
  • (English dub - US DVD)

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Two young people order alcohol to cope with a stressful situation.
  • A shop owner attempts to sell a pack of cigarettes. In two other scenes, people buy cigarettes from a shop owner.
  • A police Inspector smokes a cigarette.
  • At least 18 instances of tobacco smoking.
  • Some social drinking with at least 3 instances of drunkenness.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The themes of suicide may be intense for some.
  • The whole movie evokes an atmosphere of psychological terror.
  • Etc: 2 instances of urination.
  • Etc: 1 instance of vomiting.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • Trelkovsky wakes up with blood on his hand and a missing tooth.
  • Trelkovsky vandalizes Stella's apartment.
  • Trelkovsky attempts to commit suicide by jumping. (mildly graphic - there is some blood - and slightly disturbing)

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Some hallucinations a man has are frightening.

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