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Not recommended under 13, PG to 15 due to lack of interest for younger children, violence and adult themes.
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to violence, adult themes and lack of interest|
|Children 13-14||Parental guidance due to adult themes|
|Children 15 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||First Fagin, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language, mature themes and violence.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In the docu-drama The First Fagin, Australian filmmakers Helen Gaynor and Alan Rosenthal combine interviews and re-enactments to portray the story of one of England’s most infamous criminals. Isaac ‘Ikey’ Solomon (Ryk Goddard), who was purportedly the inspiration for Charles Dickens’ famous character of Fagin in Oliver Twist, was a thief whose life was defined by crime, adventure and love. Narrated by Miriam Margolyes, this film offers unique insight into the personal life of a legendary figure.
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.
Crime and punishment; the abuse of power; social stratification
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 limited violence in this movie, including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Children in this age group are most likely to be scared by the violent scenes mentioned above
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.
There are some scenes in this movie that could 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.
No further scenes of concern
None of concern
There are a few sexual references in this movie, including:
Ikey and Ann kiss at various points throughout the film.
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The First Fagin is a docu-drama about the life of Isaac ‘Ikey’ Solomon, a 19th Century criminal, as he travels from London to Gotham and eventually to the penal colony at Van Diemen’s Land. The film acts as an eye-opener for viewers, both in regard to the consequences of Ikey’s criminal actions and in relation to police actions and the general public’s response to him. Parents of younger children should note that the film contains violence, including images of executions, some coarse language and themes which make it more suited to older teens and adults.
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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