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Shallow Grave | 1995 | R | - 8.6.7

Three friends find out that the friends that dismember together, might not stay together for long.

SEX/NUDITY 8 - A woman's breasts are briefly exposed and a man is shown lying naked on a bed: we see full-frontal nudity in a fairly long shot.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - We hear sawing sounds as bodies are dismembered, and we see the disgust on the faces of the parties doing the work. A hammer is used to mash the corpses' face in. A man is punched in the face resulting in a bloody lip and nose. A man is drowned in a bathtub of bloody water. A man is punched and his head is pounded into an ATM machine until he dies and blood drips down the machine. Two people are tied up and beaten. Two men are killed and thrown down a flight of stairs. A fight where people are stabbed with knives and a cork screw.


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LANGUAGE 7 - 11 F-words, one scatological term and a handful of milder obscenities.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Greed, trust & friendship.

MESSAGE - Trust only yourself; you have to look out for number one.

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