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Three Thousand Years of Longing | 2022 | R | – 8.6.5

content-ratingsWhy is “Three Thousand Years of Longing” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “some sexual content, graphic nudity and brief violence.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a sex scene involving a 12-year-old girl without obvious nudity, a few sex scenes with partial nudity, several implied sex scenes with full nudity except genitals, discussions of love and lost love, a murder by strangulation, a murder by beheading, a battle sequence with bodies on the field, the murder of a pregnant young woman by throwing her off a cliff, a few arguments, and at least 1 F-word and some name-calling. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


A woman (Tilda Swinton) finds a glass vessel in a dusty shop in Istanbul and when a magical Djinn (Idris Elba) emerges, she must decide if she’s willing to change her life by making the three wishes the Djinn can grant. Also with Pia Thunderbolt, Berk Ozturk, Anthony Moisset, Alyla Browne, Sage Mcconnell and Abel Bond. Directed by George Miller. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Ancient Greek with English subtitles and others are spoken in unidentified languages with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:48]

Three Thousand Years of Longing SEX/NUDITY 8

 – A much older man has sex with a 12-year-old girl that is one of his wives in several scenes, and we see it in the background of a scene as he bends the girl over a bed and he stands on a footstool. A man and a woman have sex and a cloud of mist swirls around the bed (we see the woman’s bare legs and side); a Djinn watches from nearby and the man in the bed casts a spell that causes the Djinn to turn to a cloud of mist and be drawn into a jar that the man then flings out of the window and it is grabbed by a bird and dropped into the sea where it remains for 2,500 years. A Djinn lifts a woman off the floor and they kiss; her robe drops to the floor (we do not see her) and we see them later with her seated in his lap and he has his arms wrapped around her (her bare shoulders and partial breast are seen and sex is implied).
 A man is locked into a room where we see him nude (we see his bare back, buttocks, chest and abdomen) and surrounded by many nude women (folds of flesh cover their genitals, but we see their bare breasts, abdomens, buttocks and backs); it is implied that sex occurs and we later see the man reach his arm through an opening in the door and his hand is covered with slime (it is not clear what it is; it could be semen). A Djinn describes having loved a queen and describes how he would go to her sleeping chamber and make her shiver with bliss; we see him blowing a mist down her back (her bare back, shoulders and partial hip and buttock are seen).
 A man and a woman kiss in a park, and a woman and a Djinn hold hands and walk in a park. A pre-teen girl climbs a rock wall to gaze at a man she is in love with and she falls to the ground, unharmed.
 A Djinn describes a man’s cravings for his young wife becoming an obsession. A Djinn talks about a young woman being pregnant with his child (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A pre-teen girl wishes for a man to fall in love with her, and then to become pregnant by him. A Djinn talks about what women most desire. A Djinn talks about consorts and concubines. A woman describes having been married and that her husband cheated on her but she was happy to be free.
 A nude woman is shown in a pool and we see her bare breasts and bare abdomen. A pregnant pre-teen girl is shown with a swollen belly and enlarged breasts (we see her breasts covered by the wet sheer fabric of her robe). A very large man identified as a Djinn is seen in several scenes and he seems to be nude with a textured covering on his legs from below the waist (we see his bare chest, abdomen, back, and feet below the ankles). Women wear low-cut dresses in several scenes. We see a woman applying heavy wax to her legs as a Djinn describes knowing that she had fallen in love with another man because she was removing the hair from her legs.

Three Thousand Years of Longing VIOLENCE/GORE 6

 – A bow string is removed from a bow and wrapped around a man’s throat, it is pulled tight as four men hold the man and he is killed (we see a line of blood around his throat). A pregnant pre-teen girl is grabbed by several men and carried away before being thrown into the sea; a Djinn tries to help her but he is stopped by a creature that turns into a spider and eventually bursts into many beetles that skitter on the ground toward him; the Djinn eventually dives off the cliff and pulls the girl to the rocks but he does not save her.
 A battle sequence shows men fighting with arrows, swords and guns and we see bodies on the ground and flames burning around the area; one man later raises a sword over another kneeling man and we understand that he cut off his head as a voice-over says, “War had rotted his soul.” We are told that a man would listen to people telling him stories, but if he was not satisfied he would kill them; we see one storyteller rowing away from the fortress in a small boat as the man shoots several arrows at him (one arrow is seen sticking out of the man’s shoulder as he rows, and another hits the man and kills him, but we do not see this in up-close). A man is shown dead with blue-tinged skin.
 A woman washes a glass vessel using an electric toothbrush and the top breaks off and a purple mist flows from it; a giant foot pushes through the bathroom door surrounded by mist, the woman leaves the bathroom and we hear squishing and thumping in the other room as we see a very large man lying on the floor (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). A Djinn slams into a ceiling in a panic when a woman says that she will not make any wishes (we see that his robe has ripped). A Djinn lights his fingertip on fire from a candle, and then blows it out. A rock is pulled out of a skull’s eye socket and worms slither around the skull; the rock is used in several places as a piece of a stone wall, and other things until the outer shell is broken away to reveal a jar.
 We see an X-ray of a person’s head during a brain surgery to stop a bleed. A woman imagines seeing a large ghostly-looking person seated in an audience during a presentation and the person yells and lunges toward her causing her to fall unconscious; the woman blames her imagination later when asked if she is OK. A person grabs a woman’s luggage cart in an airport and the person seems to disappear as they walk away; the woman later asks who it might have been, to which other people reply that it was either a Djinn or an illegal taxi driver. A pre-teen girl faints when a Djinn comes out of a jar and he catches her in his large hand. A boy carries a large sword as he runs through hallways and rooms playing with other boys; he tries to use the sword to move a heavy paving stone but is interrupted.
 A woman yells at a Djinn, “I am beginning to wish we had never met,” and a glass jar shatters, cutting the woman on the cheek (we see a small blood gash). A Djinn is rendered invisible and is unable to communicate to anyone that he is there. We are told that a man was kept perpetually drunk and we see him drinking many cups of wine and swinging his sword to break the cups when they are empty. A woman becomes upset when an airport security officer takes a glass jar from her and puts it through an X-ray scanner. A woman finds a Djinn collapsed and covered with his cloak and we see that his flesh has turned to ash, but he recovers. We hear the voices of many people and the sounds of a city in a din, as a Djinn says that he can hear all the sounds of a city. A woman is sad, thinking that hate prevails.
 A woman says to a Djinn, “I wish you were back in your bottle at the bottom of the sea.” A creature tells a Djinn, “You are doomed.” A Djinn talks about a young woman being pregnant with his child and that she became angry with him and said, “I wish I could forget I ever met you,” causing him to disappear and go back into a bottle leaving her without a memory of him. A Djinn describes a 12-year-old girl being married to a much older man that also had two other wives. A 12-year-old girl wishes for knowledge. Three women argue about two of them having the opinion that anyone from outside their country is not worthy of consideration or care. A Djinn talks about having been incarcerated three times in a jar and he describes each time. A Djinn tells a woman that she must make three wishes and that there are certain rules to the types of wishes allowed. A Djinn talks about a man being used as a pawn in a game of power. A woman explains the reasons for gods and myths being a way for humans to explain things that they didn’t have enough scientific knowledge to identify. A woman describes her childhood as being solitary and we see her using an oxygen mask at one point during an asthma attack. A woman talks about an imaginary friend. A man plays a musical instrument that has moving parts that play themselves (small fingers that pluck strings, a small head that blows a tune like a horn, etc.). A woman says, “Wishing tales never end happy.” A Djinn says that he recognizes the thick hair on a young boy’s legs indicating that he is part Djinn himself. A Djinn asks a woman, “Are you even alive?” A young woman pours over a mathematical problem that she cannot solve.

Three Thousand Years of Longing LANGUAGE 5

 – At least 1 F-word, name-calling (rubbish, irrational, child, solitary, silly, evil, trickster, idiot, gullible, greedy, impossible, coward, cruel, crazy lady, pitiful, pea-brained, bigots, ethnics, mess of contradictions), exclamations (oh gosh), 1 religious exclamation (e.g. God-fearing). | profanity glossary |

Three Thousand Years of Longing SUBSTANCE USE

 – A young girl is shown using an oxygen mask during an asthma attack, and a woman uses an inhaler. We are told that a man was kept perpetually drunk and we see him drinking many cups of wine and swinging his sword to break the cups when they are empty and a Djinn says that the man eventually drank to permanent sleep.

Three Thousand Years of Longing DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Myths, science, imagination, fairy tales, happiness, stories, narratology, fantasy, cautionary tales, false analogies, infidelity, inventions, freedom, evil, loss, betrayal, rage, wisdom, jealousy, lost love, doubt, creation stories, ghosts, aliens, mysteries, fate, fetishes, debauchery, obligation, imaginary friends.

Three Thousand Years of Longing MESSAGE

 – Be very, very careful what you wish for when a Djinn shows up.

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