The Nightingale

Movie • 2019 • Drama  

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In 1825, Claire, a 21-year-old Irish convict, chases a British soldier through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. She enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.
This movie contains 42 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
233 supporters
Yes
0
No
18
0
Foothands
There are no domesticated animals in this film.
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Unanswered Triggers
0
Foothands
"No animals were harmed in the making of this film" displayed on ending credits. The director's press tour included remarks about traumatizing content that was central to the film's message and measures to support ALL involved in its making.
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Yes
0
No
0
0
Foothands
An abused character tries to cover up their abuse to deescalate an inciting event. An abused character also contemplates giving up on revenge. I think the film is very clear that there are limits to grace and forgiveness.
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Is there on-screen pooping?
25 supporters
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0
Are there sudden loud noises?
24 supporters
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Yes
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0
Are there end credit scenes?
20 supporters
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Yes
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0
Yes
0
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0
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Foothands
Death scene involving a sharp object.
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0
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0
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
15 supporters
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Yes
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0
Is someone abused with a belt?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Abandonment
2
radialintrepid
Yes, but not by choice. The mother is kidnapped, leaving her toddler in the woods. It is never revealed what happens to the child, but it could be assumed other members of her family found him.
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Is an animal abandoned?
61 supporters
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0
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3
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
35 supporters
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0
No
3
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
Yes
10
No
6
0
Foothands
Responses are mixed on this, likely because of ambiguity over how readers are interpreting "stalked".
Are people followed in a predatory manner by someone overcome with thoughts about them? Yes. The plot involves tracking people through the bush for revenge.
But if readers are thinking of stalking as compulsively logging activities of someone they're observing, that's not what this is.
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3
leh
A man slaps a woman hard across the face in several scenes. Scenes of rape.
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0
Foothands
The DIRECTOR does not brutalize for spectacle, but within the story the rape of women is a spectacle among groups of soldiers.
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0
Foothands
While this theme does not occur, viewers who are wary of learned-abuse will see a boy taught to be violent.
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Yes
2
No
9
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Foothands
An Irish woman "of low standing" has her claims of abuse denied by Englishmen, accusing her of making things up.
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Is a child abused?
77 supporters
Yes
24
No
0
3
A baby is killed, a toddler is left alone in the woods after their mother is kidnapped, a child is shot and killed later on
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Addiction
Yes
1
No
13
Is there addiction?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Yes
22
No
0
3
leh
Soldiers are shown to be drunk and violent multiple times
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Animal
Does a horse die?
60 supporters
Yes
0
No
21
4
KWW7
Amazingly, no, the horse lives
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
112 supporters
Yes
26
No
5
3
leh
A wallabee is killed offscreen for food. Some sheep are shown dead in a field.
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Are animals abused?
131 supporters
Yes
24
No
6
0
Foothands
There are no domesticated animals in this film.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Yes
16
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1
0
Multiple dead sheep somewhat in the distance and up close shots of a dead wallaby.
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Is an animal sad?
51 supporters
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3
Are rabbits harmed?
44 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Does a cat die?
115 supporters
Yes
0
No
17
0
Foothands
There are no domesticated animals in this film.
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Does a pet die?
102 supporters
Yes
0
No
3
0
Foothands
There are no domesticated animals in this film.
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Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Are there spiders?
34 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there snakes?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
14
Are there sharks?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there bugs?
21 supporters
Yes
17
No
2
2
leh
Brief moment showing leeches on skin
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
14 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is someone drugged?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there pedophilia?
76 supporters
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0
No
3
0
Foothands
Two characters are sexually assaulted on screen. They are both young women, but there are no specific ages mentioned in the dialogue.
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Is rape mentioned?
48 supporters
Yes
5
No
0
0
Foothands
Rape plays a very prominent role in the film.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
7
No
0
1
A man is held with his arms behind his back by other men. Multiple men are bound with collars and chains.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
36
No
0
14
leh
Multiple scenes of graphic rape. Two are right at the beginning of the film, one appears midway through. Pervasive threat of rape from others as it’s a major theme of the film
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3
ZedAmadeus
There around 4-5 separate instances of on-screen rape in the movie. The scenes are excruciating, but filmed with empathy, focusing on the women's faces, what they're seeing, and not their bodies. There is no nudity, but the scenes are still very upsetting.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
24 supporters
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0
No
12
Yes
14
No
0
2
leh
A man is choked but released. A woman nearly drowns.
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Yes
3
No
0
0
Foothands
Multiple stages of decapitation are depicted. The film depicts how Tasmanian Aboriginal people were beheaded, with heads kept as "souvenirs".
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Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
Yes
0
No
12
2
White people accuse the Aboriginal people of cannibalism, but this seems to be a scare/intimidation tactic they use to threaten each other and slander the Aboriginal people. No cannibalism happens.
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Is someone crushed to death?
20 supporters
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0
No
3
Is someone choked?
14 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Is someone burned alive?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is someone buried alive?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
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12
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there amputation?
18 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
Yes
20
No
1
2
leh
A man’s face is repeatedly smashed with the b**t of a gun
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
14 supporters
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0
No
4
Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
Yes
23
No
0
4
Mambutt
Hanged bodies are shown but not the hanging itself
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Yes
1
No
3
2
A man is stabbed in the throat with a spear and is heard gasping and choking as he dies.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
15
No
3
2
leh
A man’s face is smashed with the b**t of a gun and teeth are damaged during this
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0
Someone is knocked unconscious with the butt of a gun.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
2
No
9
0
One man's nose is broken after being punched in the face repeatedly, and later his nose is shown lacerated and crooked. Another man is beat in the face with the butt of a gun, and his injuries, among which are likely broken bones (jaw, eye sockets, teeth, etc), are shown but not discussed.
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Does someone have a seizure?
4 supporters
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0
No
14
1
Two women are raped repeatedly on screen.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
36 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Is someone tortured?
63 supporters
Yes
19
No
0
0
Foothands
While there is no torture, there are prolonged scenes of cruelty and pain being endured by captive characters.
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Yes
0
No
5
0
Foothands
There is at least one fall down a slope/hill, but not stairs.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
0
A woman rolls down a hill but is not killed or severely injured.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
0
Foothands
There are multiple eye wounds. There are no scenes clearly showing the extent of the injuring events.
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Is someone stabbed?
8 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Yes
6
No
3
0
Foothands
There are bloody wounds, corpses, and cruel/violent deaths. The director does not show these images for titillation or to showcase special effects.
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Children
Yes
1
No
2
0
Foothands
There is violence toward an infant, but no abduction.
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Does a kid die?
33 supporters
Yes
37
No
1
6
leh
An infant is thrown down, killing it
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Yes
0
No
3
0
Foothands
Two "young women" are raped but there are no specific ages mentioned in the dialogue.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Death
0
Foothands
There are characters that know they will die from their actions, but these choices are depicted as consistent with a code/value of those characters rather than a sacrifice.
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Does a major character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Does a non-human character die?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone die?
11 supporters
Yes
4
No
0
0
Foothands
There are a number of on-screen deaths, as well as corpse encounters indicating many other deaths.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
26 supporters
Yes
0
No
6
0
Foothands
There are equivalent terms from the 1800's that are used to describe a character with a non-speaking role.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Family
Yes
26
No
0
2
leh
A woman is forced to leave her child in the bush and tied to a cart to go along with men who rape her
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Does a parent die?
13 supporters
Yes
28
No
0
4
leh
The father of the baby is killed
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
0
No
13
0
Foothands
Someone is sexually assaulted by someone outside of their marriage. That is not cheating.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Yes
4
No
0
1
radialintrepid
Both a husband and child are violently murdered in front of the wife.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
40 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Is someone possessed?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Are there ghosts?
7 supporters
Yes
2
No
10
5
leh
Dreams of deceased people, depicted in a ghost-like, haunting way
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
0
Foothands
A river presents a dangerous obstacle in the film.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there a shower scene?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does someone vomit?
66 supporters
Yes
1
No
14
0
Foothands
The main character vomits.
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Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Is there audio gore?
37 supporters
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Yes
8
No
1
Is there farting?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
19 supporters
Yes
7
No
9
7
ZedAmadeus
No. The movie serves as a thorough indictment of imperialism and its perpetrators. The soldiers are shown to be equal parts sadistic and unskilled. Craven little men, indiscriminately raping and murdering. The sergeant abuses his power, refusing to let Clare go long after her sentence is up, so that he can continue raping her.
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Yes
3
No
2
0
Foothands
Answer probably depends on what you think of when you read "incarceration"!
In addition to confinement of criminals to the penal state of "Van Diemen's Land", there are also shackled Tasmanian Aboriginal people.
If audiences want to know whether there are jail cells, no such structures are shown in the film.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there transphobic slurs?
40 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
0
No
3
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Are needles/syringes used?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Is there a mental institution scene?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Is there a hospital scene?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Does someone have cancer?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Mental Health
Yes
10
No
0
3
EmilyRosay
The main character appears to develop PTSD following her husband/baby being killed
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Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
52 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Is autism misrepresented?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is a mentally ill person violent?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
0
No
3
0
Foothands
The main character awakens from bad dreams. I don't think that reality is "unstable or unhinged" however.
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Yes
3
No
0
0
Foothands
...I answered "Yes" but I think the word "meltdown" trivializes real trauma and anger that the main character goes through.
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Is there misophonia?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there ABA therapy?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there body dysmorphia?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Yes
0
No
8
Yes
20
No
0
2
leh
Major themes of trauma and fear in this film. A woman is seized with fear and wanders through the woods, dreaming or hallucinating
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Does someone have an eating disorder?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Is there autism specific abuse?
34 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Yes
0
No
15
Noxious
Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
21
No
0
Is there shakey cam?
27 supporters
Yes
1
No
11
1
leh
A couple of very brief pov scenes move the camera as if handheld
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Is there screaming?
10 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Are there flashing lights or images?
34 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
Yes
0
No
7
0
Foothands
No. Audiences might want to know that there is an infant death.
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Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Are there abortions?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
18
Are there babies or unborn children?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
12
No
0
Does someone miscarry?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Does a pregnant person die?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
39 supporters
Yes
7
No
8
4
Budge
Male soldier is insulted by being called a fat girl.
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Does the black guy die first?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Yes
15
No
1
2
"Bloody sodomite" is used once.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
Yes
28
No
0
5
leh
Extreme colonial racial violence. Black men hanged. Black men referred to as “boy”.
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0
Foothands
The film was created to address the legacy of cruelty and violence towards Tasmanian Aboriginal people. While characters within the film invest in harmful assumptions about Tasmanian people, the film does a lot to correct prejudicial histories.
Additionally, the production notes for the film include this statement: "The film was developed and made in close consultation with Tasmanian Aboriginal elders
(in particular, prominent elder Uncle Jim Everett) who have sanctioned the re-telling of their history."

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Does an LGBT person die?
28 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
3
rainbear
"simpleton" and "midget" as insults
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Are there n-words?
26 supporters
Yes
11
No
1
0
Foothands
The film takes place in Tasmania during the 1800s. It is full of harmful racialized rhetoric, but there is no n-word uttered.
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Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Race
Is there blackface?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Sex
Yes
28
No
0
7
leh
Multiple scenes of rape
2 comments | Add comment
0
Foothands
Two women are specifically objectified by male characters who proceed to assault them.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
5
No
3
0
ZedAmadeus
Kind of. An aboriginal woman's nipple is exposed in multiple scenes, including a rape scene, but while that may fit the criteria, it didn't necessarily feel like a "nude scene," for whatever reason.
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Is there bestiality?
57 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there BDSM?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does someone lose their virginity?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
63 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Sexism
1
No but a boy said crying is for girls
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Does someone have a chronic illness?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is someone terminally ill?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Social
Yes
3
No
2
0
The Aboriginal people are seen living in tents after their families are killed and are effectively homeless. Another family watches their house burn down, and it's likely they are made homeless thereafter.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there fat suits?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Yes
6
No
7
7
leh
Ambiguous ending. Things may be satisfied but no one escapes the violence of colonialism
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Does a car honk or tires screech?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Is someone hit by a car?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Is there blood/gore?
44 supporters
Yes
21
No
0
4
leh
Several people are wounded by stabbing. Lots of people are shot, or are shown dead from being shot with guns. Two men are shown hanged. Implied decapitation. Many people are killed by colonialism.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
0
No
15
5
leh
A woman is pulled from a raging river after nearly going under
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
22
No
0
3
Mambutt
Several people are shot in multiple scenes
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