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Overall B+

Before she can take her vows to become a nun, a young Polish woman (Agata Trzebuchowska) raised in a convent must meet her only living relative -- an aunt (Agata Kulesza) who holds some surprising information about her past.

Violence C
Sexual Content C-
Profanity B+
Substance Use D+

Why is Ida rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Ida PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking.

Run Time: 82 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Ida rated PG-13? Ida is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking.

Violence: A judge confesses to using her authority to condemn people to death. Accusations of murder are made, including asking about the weapon used. War atrocities against Jews are mentioned and alluded to. A skull is shown, and the existence of other bones implied, when a grave is dug up. A character jumps from a window to commit suicide (no other details are shown). Adults argue and are suspicious of one another.

Sexual Content: Sinful thoughts and sexual desires are briefly discussed.Sexual relationships between unmarried couples are implied, and one couple is shown kissing and then naked (with carefully arranged camera shots that avoid full exposure of private body parts). Wet clothes clinging to a girl’s body revealing her breast.

Language: Infrequent profanities are heard including a scatological slang and a term of deity. A sexual slang term is used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters smoke and drink frequently. It is implied that a character is an alcoholic, and she is often shown inebriated. Drinking and driving is depicted. A drunk driver loses control and the car goes off the road—the driver is later held in jail by police.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
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British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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News About "Ida"

Cast and Crew

Ida is directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and stars Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza Dawid Ogrodnik.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Ida movie is September 23, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Ida
Release Date: 23 September 2014
Ida releases to home video (Blu-ray) with the following extras:
- Q & A with the Director Collector's Booklet including writings from Pawel Pawlikowski and Sara Freeman
- Behind the Scenes
- On the Set

Related home video titles:

Also set in Poland, Defiance tells the tale of a group of Jews that attempt to hide from the Nazi occupiers. After WWII, a young man sets out on a journey across the Ukraine to uncover his Jewish family’s past in Everything is Illuminated.

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