Palm Trees in the Snow

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Unforgettable subtitled epic has graphic sex, violence.

NR 2015 163 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

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age 17+

Palm trees in the snow

Very beautiful and true to life movie. remind me so much of my childhood brought back a lot of good memories.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 18+

Great Story, Questionable Content

Right off the bat, parents should be advised that this is a very mature drama that was not intended for children, or young teens of any ages. Unfortunately, much like other interracial dramas, mature thematic elements [rape, infidelity, prostitution, domestic abuse, racism, and varying, sometimes violent or archaic cultural practices] pervade throughout. This also includes very graphic sex, graphic nudity, and questionable, if not downright sinister characters who take advantage of others in the most heinous ways. CommonSense does well enough in describing the sex scenes [the first one is actual in the film's opening sequence and sets the bar for the other sex scenes that follow in the film; little is left to the imagination], as well as the scene of gang rape. However, there is also full frontal male nudity [albeit brief and in the distance] that was not mentioned. The instance occurs in a scene where several men are hanging [dead] from a tree; they have been stripped of all clothes and the outlines [and more if you pause] of their genitals can be seen. Nudity, unlike sex scenes cannot be skipped however, as they are a near constant with many village women traipsing around topless, and both main and secondary characters peeling off their tops and letting things...hang loose...whenever the urge hits them. Violence is less of a concern here with most violence occurring offscreen, and only showing audiences the aftermath of their beatings. [This is true for the rape scene as well, most of the actual act occurs offscreen, albeit with audible screaming, etc.] That being said, the movie does do a good job of making you believe in the love story between the two main characters, and teeing up for a riveting twist. The cast are all solid actors here as well, and deliver stellar performances.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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