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A History of Violence

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A happily married father eliminates two thugs who theaten him in his restaurant one night. This makes him a local hero, but the TV coverage has a downside: a gangster appears, claiming that he and the father have unfinished business from the past. The hero shrugs it off as a case of mistaken identity, but the gangster persists, which sets the scene for desperate action. Who is telling the truth?


94 minutes, No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence)
Crime, Drama, Thriller.

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Credits
Cast
Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes
Director
David Cronenberg
ScreenplayJosh Olsen, from the graphic novels by John Wagner and Vince Locke
MusicHoward Shore
CinematographyPeter Suschitzky
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2005
Produced byNew Line Productions, Inc., Bender-Spink Inc.

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama / Thriller
LanguageFrequently strong
NudityInfrequent, full frontal with no sexual context
SexOne scene of explicit foreplay and one of simulated sex that is prolonged.
ViolenceFrequently intense and bloody scenes
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe violence is portrayed as a means to an end. It is gratuitous and no justification can be found for it — although may be viewed as self-protection. The past haunts present life and people will always find a way to pretend as if it never existed.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Die BurgerPaul Boekkooi15
Cape TimesKenneth Turan10
Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal16
The StarTanya Farber14
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge15
International Media
BBC (UK)Matthew Leyland 15
Box Office (USA)Sheri Linden 5
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert18
eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson20
IMDB StaffKeith Simanton20
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli15
IMDB9326 Netizens15
Average .. 74%15


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