Not suitable under 15, disturbing themes, scenes and violence.
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|Under 15||Not suitable due to disturbing themes, scenes and violence|
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|Name of movie:||Partisan|
|Consumer advice lines:||Strong themes and violence|
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Eleven year old Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel) lives in a secluded compound on the outskirts of a bombed-out town somewhere in Eastern Europe. The compound was built from dilapidated buildings by his Father Gregori (Vincent Cassel) where he lives with Alexander’s Mother Susanna (Florence Mazarra) and seven other women and their children. Gregori is a charismatic head of the household who outwardly loves his children, but in a very controlling way. It is obvious however, that no one dares to oppose Gregori as his temper simmers just below the surface and explodes on occasions.
In order to provide for his family, Gregori trains the older children to shoot with pistols and then sends them out into the town to kill people on a hit list. Alexander does this on several occasions unquestioningly. When a new woman and her son Leo (Alex Balaganskiy) and baby arrive at the compound things start to change. Leo is not a submissive boy and contradicts Gregori too often. Leo and his Mother disappear one night and Alexander realizes that Gregori is lying about what happened to them. This makes him start to question all he’s been brought up to believe in with chilling consequences.
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.
Children as assassins; Communal living; Cults; Power and control;
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 some 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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
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.
In addition to the above mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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.
None of concern
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
Partisan is a dark movie, which holds a morbidly fascinating insight into life in a cult. It provides quite a realistic portrayal of existence in a broken down society that greatly contrasts with the innocence of the children in the movie. Its pace is quite slow which makes the sudden acts of violence more shocking. Due to the content of the movie, it is not recommended to children under 15.
The main message from this movie is to look after your own.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their teenagers, attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as.
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