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Denial [2016] [PG-13] - 1.3.5

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Based on a true story: Court room drama with Rachel Weisz as an American professor of Jewish Studies who is sued by a British historian (Timothy Spall) who denies the Holocaust ever happened because she accused him of being a Holocaust denier. Also with Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Jack Lowden, Caren Pistorius, Alex Jennings, Harriet Walter and Mark Gatiss. Directed by Mick Jackson. [1:49]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A man being interviewed by reporters says, "Very attractive girls with nice breasts."

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Several people tour Auschwitz and we are told about specific rooms and what happened there: the "undressing room" is described, a gas chamber is described and we are told that people were ushered into a shower room and locked inside before cyanide crystals were poured through openings in the ceiling and they were killed (we hear muffled screams of people).
 A woman imagines many people filing down stairs and into "undressing rooms." We see mounds of used shoes piled into storage areas (presumably gathered from victims at Auschwitz).
 A man is splattered with mustard on his back as he walks by a crowd. A man in an audience yells at a woman about the Holocaust during a presentation and the man is asked to sit down and security is called. A woman argues with a man in several scenes.
 We see a video of right wing groups (skinheads, neo-Nazis, etc.) giving the Nazi salute to a man.
 A man steps on a barb from a barb-wire fence and yelps.
 A man tells jokes about the Holocaust. A woman lectures about Holocaust deniers. We hear about delousing clothing and how to kill lice.

PROFANITY 5 - At least 1 F-word, 2 scatological terms, name-calling (coward, falsifier of history, liar, Hitler partisan, anti-Semite, junkyard dog, evil, wife beater, pedophile, pariah, rotten, bent, devil, wine-drinking Scotsman, racists, ape, half-breed children, perverted), exclamations (gosh), 3 religious exclamations (God Knows, God Full Of Mercy, For God's Sake). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Several glasses of wine are seen on a dinner table, a man pours and drinks from plastic cups of wine in several scenes and others join him in a few of those scenes, people drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes in a pub, a man and a woman drink wine, men and women drink wine with lunch, and a man and a woman drink shots of alcohol. A man smokes a cigarette in his office, a man smokes while around the remains of a gas chamber, a woman smokes outside a courthouse, and a cigarette is shown burning in an ashtray.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Auschwitz, Edward Kennedy, Chappaquiddick, Holocaust denial, proof, conspiracy, martyrdom, anti-Semitism, divorce, justice, presumption of innocence, British legal system, David and Goliath, the atom bomb, shame, Holocaust survivors, weakness, jury vs. judge trials, yellow star, truth, procedure, conscience, self-denial, obsession, political correctness, racism, collaboration, judicial decisions, libel, free speech.

MESSAGE - Facts are not opinions and not all opinions are equal.

Special Keywords: S1 - V3 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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