Apt Pupil

Movie • 1998 • Drama  

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One day in 1984, Todd Bowden, a brilliant high school boy fascinated by the history of Nazism, stumbles across an old man whose appearance resembles that of Kurt Dussander, a wanted Nazi war criminal. A month later, Todd decides to knock on his door.
This movie contains 8 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Anonymous
Please check out the "is there pedophilia" section for details on potential triggers for SA.
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Does a pet die?
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Zombie5kyFlower
**Spoiler**
A man tries to put a cat in the oven. The cat escapes.

A boy kills a pigeon deliberately.
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Anonymous
I cannot reveal details without spoiling, so I will be intentionally vague. The ending may trigger someone who has survived CSA, has fears of false accusations of pedophilia against them, or has fears of their trauma not being believed by others.
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Anonymous
It should be noted that this film is produced and directed by a known pedophile in Hollywood (Bryan Singer). Some of his victims were victimized during the production, on set. There is also a gym shower scene with nude teenaged actors.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is an animal sad?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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neekirk
It shows he has been stalked but doesn't show the act of stalking
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Anonymous
An injured bird is killed.
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Are animals abused?
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neekirk
It shows a cat about to be harmed but the cat gets away
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neekirk
It is suggested an animal dies later off screen
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Does a cat die?
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grizzlyblob
The old N**i tries to place a cat in a lit oven, but the cat escapes. At the end, a "missing cat" poster is shown briefly, implying that he may have killed it later.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Bodily Harm
Does a head get squashed?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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neekirk
Someone is harmed and is unable to stop it, but it isn't torture
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Fear
Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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Zombie5kyFlower
Early on in the film when Kurt recalls the gas chambers, he mentions people v*ing.

About 1h 18m a man is standing coughing up blood, which could be triggering.
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Medical
Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Pregnancy
Does someone miscarry?
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Prejudice
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Anonymous
The movie involves a N**i in hiding.
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Vehicular
Does a plane crash?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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