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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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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Robin Williams is a widowed Jew in 1945 Poland who befriends a young runaway girl and fabricates stories about the war to offer hope for his fellow prisoners. Also with Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Hannah Taylor-Gordon, Michael Jeter, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Liev Schreiber, Nina Siemaszko and Mathieu Kassovitz. [1:54]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A woman and man kiss in bed and a man and woman get out of bed (both times the woman is wearing a slip.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A main character is shot at point-blank range and we see the fallen corpse in a bloody shirt. We see four people hanging from nooses (no blood is visible); also, a man hangs himself (we don't actually see him do it, but we see him getting ready to wrap the noose around his neck and then later we see a close-up of his dangling corpse). A man drinks poison and kills himself. We hear many gunshots and it's implied people are being shot but we don't see anyone die; some threatening with guns. Men are punched, kicked and beaten with clubs; a man is punched and beaten and we see his bruised and bloody face. A man is tortured by repeatedly having his head dunked in water.

PROFANITY 2 - A few anatomical references, mild obscenities and insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The Holocaust, concentration camps, honesty vs. lying, hope, war, relationships.

MESSAGE - Sacrifice yourself for the good of others.

Special Keywords: S2 - V5 - P2 - MPAAPG-13

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