The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Movie • 2017 • Drama  

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Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the doctor's life in gradually unsettling ways.
This movie contains 50 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
217 supporters
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jfklown
Surprising given the rest of the film. Suspect filmmakers thought it clever not to kill the dog.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is religion discussed?
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Is there screaming?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Sid
Martin stalks the main character
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8BitMonkey
[SPOILERS][SPOILERS][SPOILERS] a father tries forcing his paralyzed son to walk. he picks him up, stands him on his legs, and drops him multiple times. later, a mother slaps her daughter after telling her to be quiet.
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LZboyfurn
Cycles of violence are certainly a theme in this movie
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8BitMonkey
when one character suggests that their situation may involve something non-medical, another character adamantly insists that it's crazy to propose anything like that.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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RoboPigeon
Physical, verbal, and medical abuse.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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39
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RoboPigeon
Nicotine addiction
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Mambutt
Alcohol abuse is discussed but not shown
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
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RoboPigeon
A dead fish is shown with its head being removed.
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Are animals abused?
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gilmoregirls
There's a dead fish that someone is going to cook
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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37
Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
18 supporters
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LZboyfurn
Main character mentions giving the boy they’re holding captive sedatives
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Is there pedophilia?
69 supporters
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6
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Amy17
Not really but children in sexual situations yes, could be uncomfortable.
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Is someone held under water?
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6
Is rape mentioned?
45 supporters
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OliviaM
a man is yelling at someone’s front door that he’ll “fuck x and x” in a threatening tone
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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21
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24
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RoboPigeon
Someone describes a sexual assault to a child at about the hour mark but it does not occur on screen.
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6
3
cherry
consensual nonconsent kink scene on screen
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Bodily Harm
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27
5
8BitMonkey
a character uses scissors to cut their own hair.
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Are any hands damaged?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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26
Is there decapitation?
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3
Is there cannibalism?
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garbagejuice301
A character bites a chunk of skin from his arm and spits it out though
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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A boy is crying blood out of his eyes
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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NickyWoods
From 1:27 - 1:30 there is a torture scene in which facial trauma results in the loss of a character's tooth. It is heavily obscured, yet it is incredibly obvious what has happened.
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cherry
characters pass out
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
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8BitMonkey
a character is tied up and punched/smacked multiple times.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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RoboPigeon
Eyes bleed but remain intact.
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Kbbm
Film opens with a heart surgery. But not excessively bloody. One character's eyes bleed.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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gilmoregirls
Yes but you don't see the face when it happens (if it can help)
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Kbbm
14 year old girl undresses onscreen and lays provocatively on a bed to a 16 year old. A man describes an incestuous incident from his childhood with his father.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
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cherry
someone offers to, but the person doesn’t end up going through with it
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Does a major character die?
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7
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0
Does a non-human character die?
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6
Does someone die?
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8
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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0
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8
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2
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1
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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7
Family
Yes
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8BitMonkey
the kidnapping itself is offscreen, but someone is stolen from their home and tied up in someone else's basement.
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Does a parent die?
11 supporters
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30
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10
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jfklown
Parent of lead kid dies off screen.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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33
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3
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gilmoregirls
a character tries to seduce a married man but he rejects her. Then a married woman masturbates one man but not because she wants to (and it's not shown explicity btw), she has to because she wants to save her kids.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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24
Does a family member die?
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8
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0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
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6
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23
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Buttonsy
There are a handful of intense moments that use dramatic music to add a slightly more tense effect, but they aren't the traditional jumpscares. If this still sounds upsetting, you can get timestamps for these moments on the Where's The Jump page for this movie.
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Is someone possessed?
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31
Are there ghosts?
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33
Are there clowns?
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33
Are there natural bodies of water?
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2
Is trypophobic content shown?
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3
Are there razors?
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Yes
34
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3
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RoboPigeon
At about 01:07 the main character showers.
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Are there mannequins?
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5
Gross
Yes
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8BitMonkey
a character is hospitalized and bedridden. no fluids or stains are shown, but it's mentioned that he wet himself sometime recently.
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Does someone vomit?
1 supporters
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14
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31
13
Picklechips
I was waiting for the vomit the entire movie...never saw anything happen. The closest thing is the daughter is in the hospital and her dad feeds her fruit and she gags and spits it out. So perhaps that’s what it is but it was brief and not traumatizing if you’re emetophobic.
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Is someone eaten?
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1
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4
Is there on-screen pooping?
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3
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
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33
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2
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RoboPigeon
A character spits out food that another character attempted to force feed them. Another spits out blood while tied up.
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Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
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15
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9
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Maktopus
No, but loud sounds of someone cutting open a dead fish.
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Is there farting?
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4
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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7
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
17 supporters
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15
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8BitMonkey
calling the police is mentioned as a solution at one point, but another character says that calling them wouldn't make a difference in their situation.
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Is there incarceration?
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3
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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0
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4
Are there transphobic slurs?
33 supporters
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0
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4
3
GalaxyFurb
Nobody is openly trans in the film
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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6
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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29
Yes
34
No
5
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Anonymous
A spinal tap is done!
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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29
Yes
47
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0
7
Mambutt
Much of the movie takes place in a hospital
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Does someone have cancer?
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29
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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1
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5
Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
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Yes
4
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0
Yes
31
No
9
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Maktopus
Someone graphically bites themself.
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3
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1
0
GalaxyFurb
the antagonist is autistic-coded imho and has very few redeeming qualities
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12
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3
7
8BitMonkey
a character, who's very heavily implied to have some sort of mental illness, spends the majority of the movie being obsessive, cryptic, and threatening. only at one point does he ever actually do anything violent, and its when he chomps into another man's arm, and then chomps into his own and rips off his own flesh.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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0
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7
Yes
0
No
6
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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2
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2
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
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13
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0
5
Annemiedw
Around 1.15 Martin eats spaghetti it’s in close up
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Is there ABA therapy?
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4
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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0
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6
Is there body dysmorphia?
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29
1
Kbbm
Character offers to be killed as a sacrifice, but doesn't try to harm themselves
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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2
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27
Yes
20
No
4
3
notgoingtoaddcomments
MRI scan
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15
RoboPigeon
Characters refuse all food to the point of spitting it out due to medical problems.
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Yes
0
No
25
2
Kbbm
Main antagonist is autistic-coded (imo), he is tortured, but it is not directly related to this.
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0
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30
Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Yes
4
No
1
Are there underwater scenes?
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0
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4
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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0
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10
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cherry
i don’t think babies are shown, but a rather young child is in distress for a lot of the film.
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Is there shakey cam?
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2
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25
2
Kbbm
Man gets an HJ in a car
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Are there flashing lights or images?
29 supporters
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30
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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0
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8
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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0
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9
Is there childbirth?
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0
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29
Are there abortions?
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0
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32
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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0
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9
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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0
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30
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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0
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28
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
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0
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28
Does the black guy die first?
17 supporters
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0
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31
Are there homophobic slurs?
32 supporters
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0
No
26
Yes
0
No
26
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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11
Is there hate speech?
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30
1
cherry
maybe? a lot of people believe the antagonist is meant to be seen as neurodivergent in some way
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Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
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0
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32
4
Kbbm
I would consider this film ableist and believe it vilified neurodivergent behavior.
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Are there n-words?
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0
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24
Is there aphobia?
14 supporters
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0
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6
Race
Is there blackface?
20 supporters
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0
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5
Relationships
Yes
3
No
4
3
cherry
someone talks about a strange, iirc one-sided on his part, sexual incident with his father + brief inappropriate comment from an adult towards a grown man
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Sex
Yes
44
No
1
4
8BitMonkey
the main character is a surgeon, and, early in the film, his wife roleplays being under general anesthesia for his sexual pleasure. from a distance, we see him remove her panties, but sex is not shown and the scene cuts to the next day. later, a widowed woman seductively sucks on his thumb without his consent, knowing that he's married, and he responds by quickly leaving her house. a teenage girl removes her clothes, leaving only her bra and underwear, and robotically lays on her bed, hoping to seduce a teenage boy. he says he has to leave and gets annoyed when she tries asking him to stay. the main character tells his son a detailed story about how, when he was going through puberty and having trouble masturbating, he snuck into his dad's bedroom while he was asleep and jacked him off. later, in what i consider the most explicit scene, a married woman gives a handjob to another married man in a car in exchange for information. all you can really see is her upper body and her arm moving up and down, but his moans can be heard and the scene goes on for an uncomfortable amount of time until he finishes. finally, the main character's wife tries to seduce him by getting completely nude and doing her "general anesthesia" pose again (at an extremely inappropriate time). he doesn't react, and instead just turns the lamp off and tries to go to sleep. she responds by cuddling with him. worth noting that every sexual scene is very awkward and passionless, as all the characters are shown to be cold and strange.
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Kbbm
Wife is naked, minor girl undresses for a boy
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Yes
8
No
1
1
Kbbm
Woman has her underwear removed onscreen, another scene she is naked
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Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
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0
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5
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
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3
No
0
3
Amy17
cnc scene
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Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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0
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5
Are there incestuous relationships?
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58 supporters
Yes
34
No
7
14
RoboPigeon
There is a reference to incest at about the hour mark but it does not occur on screen.
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
7
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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0
No
6
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Are there anti-abortion themes?
24 supporters
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0
No
4
Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
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6
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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0
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27
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Does it have a sad ending?
28 supporters
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Yes
38
No
0
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
29
Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
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28
Is someone hit by a car?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
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29
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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0
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32
Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
43
No
0
5
8BitMonkey
the very first shot of the movie is a long, highly detailed close-up shot of an actual beating heart during an open-heart surgery. other than that, most of the other violence happens later on. a character is tied up and beaten, with a visibly injured face, at one point he spits out blood and a tooth. he also bites *into* a man's arm as well as taking a bite *out of* his own. later, a character's eyes are shown bleeding profusely.
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Does someone drown?
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0
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30
Yes
40
No
0
3
Sid
At the very end
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