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Schindler's List



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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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MPAA Rating: R

Director Steven Spielberg's film centers around Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), a German entrepreneur and bon vivant, who became a hero when he managed to save his Jewish employees from certain death in the Nazi death camps.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - There are two brief sex scenes: a man grabs a woman's breasts through a wet t-shirt. There is both male and female full frontal nudity with exposed genitals, and hundreds of naked men and women run through concentration camps, with several close-up shots. These nude scenes are disturbing rather than titillating.

VIOLENCE/GORE 10 - The film presents a horrific, stomach-wrenching depiction of the holocaust: many, many people are seen being killed in one form or another. They are shot at point blank range, children are slaughtered, many more are killed in gas chambers. It is the kind of violence that stays with one for a long time -- it is very, very disturbing because it is not only graphic, but also very realistic.

PROFANITY 5 - The F-word is used about a half a dozen times, and there are several other profanities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - War, genocide, discrimination.

MESSAGE - You save one life, and you save the world.

Special Keywords: S6 - V10 - P5 - MPAAR

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