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Not recommended for children under 15 due to psychological and physical violence and mature themes.
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|Children under 15||Not recommended for this age group due to physical and psychological violence, scary scenes and mature themes.|
|Children 15 and over||OK for this age group although some younger people in this age group may also find the violence and threat in this film disturbing.|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Harmony: The Five Frequencies Saga. Part 1|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Harmony (Jessica Falkholt) is 21 years old and an orphan. Her mother died in childbirth and Harmony has been raised by a midwife who stole her out of the hospital, believing that the baby had special powers. Harmony does indeed have a special power: she can take away and absorb the fear and pain of other people with a touch of her hand. Living in a dark and gothic warehouse apartment, Harmony roams the streets at night seeking out people she can help. With each person she touches, Harmony becomes weaker and weaker, unable to bear the weight of their fear that she has absorbed. Only when she has the opportunity to be in running water do the fear and pain literally wash out of her body. One day, Harmony has a chance encounter with another orphan, the mysterious millionaire, Mason (Jerome Meyer). They are magnetically drawn to each other, by forces they have yet to discover. Together the pair must discover how they are connected, facing danger along the way.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Supernatural forces; Fear versus Love; Being an orphan; Bullying; Suicide; Threat of violence; Overcoming fear.
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is a lot of physical and psychological violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Children of this age will also find the above-mentioned scenes scary and disturbing.
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Children of this age are also likely tfind the above-mentioned scenes scary and disturbing.
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Younger children in this age group may also find some of the above-mentioned scenes scary and disturbing.
Nothing of concern
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There are scenes where Harmony is in the bathtub and naked, but these are shot so that you cannot see her private parts.
It is implied that the gang of thugs are using substances of some kind, but never shown.
None of concern.
Harmony: The Five Frequencies Saga, Part 1 is a gothic teen horror /fantasy film which has very dark themes and is more suited to older teens than those under 15 years of age. There is a lot of psychological tension and threats of violence. Parents should be aware that the actor who plays Harmony died in a car accident shortly after filming, and some teenagers may wish to discuss this with their parents.
The main message from this movie is that love can overcome fear.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
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