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Not suitable under 10; parental guidance to 11 (violence, coarse language, lacks interest for younger viewers)
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to violence, coarse language and lack of interest for younger viewers.|
|Children aged 10-11||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, coarse language and lack of interest for younger viewers.|
|Children aged 12 and over||Ok for this age group.|
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:||Ping Pong: The Triumph|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Ping Pong: The Triumph is based on the true story of the Chinese Men’s Ping Pong team who, back in the early 1990’s, were at a very low level. Dai Minjia (Chao Deng) is appointed as chief coach and promises he will turn the team around within two years to win the Swaything Cup in Gothenburg. A team of coaches form a team of players from those who are referred to as misfits. They train them hard and with military precision in the ways of European tennis table champions, however, they are unsuccessful and lose to the Swedish team.
The team is disbanded and go home in disgrace. Dai has to go in for spinal surgery, which immobilises him for some time, and he feels like a defeated General. His wife, Wang Yin (Li Sun), supports him and encourages him back into coaching. The team are reassembled and go on to play at the championships held in Tianjin in 1995. After an exciting and very close match, the Chinese team win the prized cup.
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.
Sport; Table Tennis.
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
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:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Ping Pong: The Triumph is a Chinese film with subtitles about the coveted win of the men’s Ping Pong championships held in Tianjin in 1995. There is some background story to the movie, mainly centred on the coach, Dai Minjia, but its focus is on the sport of ping pong. Sports lovers, and particularly lovers of ping pong, are likely to enjoy this movie as the action scenes of the game-playing are quite spectacular to watch. However, there is some violence and coarse language and it is therefore not recommended for children under 10 and parental guidance is recommended for children aged 10 to 11.
The main messages from this movie are to never give up on your dreams and that persistence pays off.
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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