Why is The First Grader rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The First Grader is rated PG-13 for for some disturbing violent content and brief nudity.
Violence: Villagers are beaten, tortured and imprisoned by invading armies. Prisoners are stripped, blasted with water and packed into a small area. A man is forced to watch his wife and children killed. A man has a pencil jabbed into his ear. Another character is hung by his feet and whipped repeatedly. Some bloody injuries are seen briefly. A woman has her child pulled away from her. Characters receive threatening calls and are the victim of some violent acts. A man hits others with a stick. Characters spread lies and throw objects at others.
Sexual Content: Male nudity is seen briefly in a nonsexual context when prisoners are stripped. A couple kisses. Some brief sexual discussions occur.
Language: The script includes only a handful of mild and moderate profanities.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Men repeatedly invite another to come and drink with them. Some secondary characters smoke.