Persona

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A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually confesses her secrets to a seemingly sympathetic Elisabeth and finds that her own personality is being submerged into Elisabeth's persona.
This movie contains 25 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
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StaleOrchid
Although a mother's thoughts of and a desire to abuse her child is discussed, no action is taken
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Anonymous
Not really? There are shifting power dynamics throughout but I don’t think I’d label either of them abusers at any point. Up for interpretation though, it’s very abstract
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Anonymous
Nobody explicitly has DID, but many people interpret the film as a metaphor for split identity as horrifying. I think it’s more disassociation or subconscious than DID, but if you interpret it as DID it might be upsetting
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Is there aphobia?
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Is someone choked?
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Abandonment
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Anonymous
Plot is abstract and up for interpretation but there are themes of child neglect or abandonment throughout
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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Is someone stalked?
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GwendolynCox
There is slapping but not in a traditional domestic setting/relationship
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Anonymous
Child is shown in some kind of bizarre unpleasant setting and themes of motherhood as a burden, but no literal abuse is shown
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
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StaleOrchid
The butchered sheep from the beginning sequence is presumably real footage made specifically for the film
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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TFMD
In a sequence of surreal images at the beginning, we see a sheep's head being cut off and there's a brief shot of some organs.
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Are animals abused?
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Chel
Extended shot of a sheep's throat being cut in the opening montage
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Anonymous
a dead sheep is shown at the beginning of the movie
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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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FuckingSpiders
Tarantula crawls over the camera at the start.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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TFMD
Flies are seen buzzing around someone's face briefly.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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StaleOrchid
Alma describes a sexual encounter she has on a beach; she describes her partner as a "boy" and "very young" but no ages are given, so it's up to interpretation
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone restrained?
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Anonymous
This is one of those movies where even the literal plot is up to interpretation. There is a sex scene which I believe is consensual but you could view as rape by deception or lack of capacity to consent, if you interpret the film in certain ways. There is also some imagery that evokes common rape imagery in films
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Anonymous
This is one of those movies where even the literal plot is up to interpretation. There is a sex scene which I believe is consensual but you could view as rape by deception or lack of capacity to consent, if you interpret the film in certain ways. There is also some imagery that evokes common rape imagery in films. But there is no unmistakable and literal onscreen rape scene
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Bodily Harm
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Anonymous
Someone scratches their arm with a fingernail that improbably acts just like a blade and creates a smooth straight cut
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StaleOrchid
A nail is driven through a hand in the opening sequence, and this sequence is roughly repeated in the middle of the movie
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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GwendolynCox
No, but blood is licked
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Is someone crushed to death?
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StaleOrchid
At 15 minutes, a main character watches a newsreel on television, wherein a man in vietnam burns alive. This footage is actual footage of Thích Quảng Đức's 1963 self immolation.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Anonymous
Not gory body horror, but it zooms in on faces until they begin to look distorted and sometimes overlays half of a face over another one. Sort of uncanny valley
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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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Are any teeth damaged?
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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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TheShmeepKing
Not exactly finger mutilation per se, but a large metal spike is driven through a person's hand at the start of the film, and it is shown a second time later.
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Nessidy
There's an implied eye mutilation in a set of surrealistic images in the beginning of the movie - the process itself is not shown though
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Is someone stabbed?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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TFMD
Alma tells a story about having sex with a stranger on a beach (she was/is married).
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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SchizoidLady
But they aren't too handfisted and there aren't loud noises
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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StaleOrchid
Multiple scenes take place by the ocean
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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StaleOrchid
A character cheats by participating in an orgy, but the orgy partnering remained heterosexual so I'd say no
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Anonymous
yes, but no other patients are shown
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TFMD
Several scenes take place in a mental hospital
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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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TheShmeepKing
A woman scratches her arm to the point of bleeding.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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StaleOrchid
One of the main aspects of the film relies on the inability to distinguish reality from non-reality
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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9
Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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TFMD
In a sequence of surreal images near the beginning, there are some rapidly flashing lights.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Anonymous
Frequent stares directly at the camera which are designed to be uncomfortable/ frightening, as well as lines delivered to the camera. There’s also some meta analysis of cinema going on
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Nessidy
Mentioned
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Are there abortions?
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TFMD
Not onscreen, but a woman mentions having had an abortion in the past.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Anonymous
no, but a character discusses wishing she had a stillborn baby/miscarriage
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Chel
No antisemitism but a photo of Jews being rounded up in the Warsaw ghetto is shown extensively and is upsetting
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Anonymous
The movie revolves around what sort of resembles mental health treatment, some of which seems inappropriate, but the film explicitly says the character is not mentally ill but is choosing to be mute on purpose. Don’t know if that makes it better or worse, so voting yes just to be safe
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Are there n-words?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Religious
Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
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TFMD
Male genitals are shown in a sequence of random surreal images at the start. Other than that, sex is described but not shown onscreen.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sickness
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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3
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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3
Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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CoolGuyJonah
The whole film is incredibly abstract and up to interpretation, with the ending included. It's more sad than happy, but I would describe it as "confusing" or "abstract" instead of "sad."
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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0
Does someone drown?
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Yes
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StaleOrchid
In the newsreel that also contains Thích Quảng Đức's self immolation, gunshots and screaming can be heard
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