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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: PG-13

In this celebration of the Tango, a broken-hearted director casts the mistress of his film's financial backer in the lead role and then falls in love with her. With Miguel Angel Sola, Cecilia Narova, Mia Maestro, Juan Carlos Copes and Juan Luis Galiardo. Directed by Carlos Saura. In Spanish with English subtitles. [1:45]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Some sexual innuendo. Kissing, sometimes passionately (in one scene, we see two women kiss). A woman straddles a man sitting on a chair and kisses him passionately. A shirtless man and a woman in a tank top talk, embrace and kiss passionately in bed. We see a few women wearing cleavage-revealing tops and short skirts.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - In a dream and in a dance production, a man stabs a woman and she collapses on the floor (in one of the scenes, we see fake blood on the woman's shirt). In a dance production, we see two men sparring with knives, limp bodies being thrown into a mass grave, people pretending to be shot and people being shoved and thrown on the ground. Twice, a man grabs a woman's arms, holds her against him and tries to kiss her; both times, the woman struggles and eventually pushes the man away.

PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word is seen in the subtitles. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The Tango, Argentina's history, affairs, falling in love, dance productions.

MESSAGE - Life is often the richest inspiration for art.

Special Keywords: S3 - V4 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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