Passchendaele parents guide


Overall C+

Canada's military legacy is explored in Passchendale. Written, directed and starring Paul Gross, the movie follows the experiences of a World War I soldier named Michael Dunne. This character is based upon the filmmaker's grandfather, who was a veteran of the bloody battle.

Release date October 17, 2008

Violence D
Sexual Content D
Profanity D
Substance Use C-

Why is Passchendaele rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Passchendaele Not Rated

Run Time: 114 minutes

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Why is Passchendaele rated Not Rated? Passchendaele is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

This film doesn’t shy away from the atrocities of war and has many scenes of action with bodies strewn across a battlefield. Corpses with missing limbs and heads are depicted. Injured men with dismembered limbs and other major injuries are shown. Many people are seen being shot or hit with other artillery on screen. Sexual content includes two encounters between unmarried couples with consequences of pregnancy or other issues. One includes female topless nudity and male rear nudity. The other shows implied sexual activity with sounds. Frequent profanities are heard, including several sexual expletives, scatological and other profanities, and terms of Deity. A character is seen injecting a medicinal drug into her leg—later she is shown in physical distress while overcoming her addiction. Frequent cigarette smoking is shown in this period film and soldiers discuss the importance of having a cigarette to relieve battlefield stress. A man drinks from a flask and social drinking is shown.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Gory Scenes, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Gory Scenes, Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Language May Offend, Gory Scenes.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Gory Scenes.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Passchendaele is directed by and stars Paul Gross, Caroline Dhavernas, Joe Dinicol, Meredith Bailey..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Passchendaele movie is February 3, 2009. Here are some details…

Passchendaele is releasing on Blu-ray disc on February 3, 2009.

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