I Start Counting
I START COUNTING is a 1969 British drama in which a teenager begins to suspect that her adult brother is a serial killer.
There are brief images of naked women, featuring breast and rear nudity, in posters on the wall of a workshop.
When a teenage girl flirts with a grown man, he reacts with anger and pins her under his body in order to frighten her. A teenage boy makes crass but non-graphic comments about sexual violence.
There are scenes of strong threat when a girl discovers the dead body of her friend and is then chased by the killer.
A 14-year-old girl experiences romantic and sexual feelings towards her adult brother by adoption, who does not return her feelings. In one scene she imagines him kissing her, and in another she fantasises about him walking into the room while she takes a bath; there is no visible nudity, and her fantasies go no further. In other scenes we see men and boys staring at teenage girls’ exposed underwear when their skirts ride up. In a moderate scene of sex, a teenager finds a man lying on top of a woman in bed while the woman moans and scratches at his back.
In a flashback sequence a child finds a dead woman lying in a small pool of blood after an off-screen accident. Another scene contains brief visual and verbal references to attempted suicide. There are infrequent moderate references to drugs and drug dealing. There is also infrequent use of discriminatory terms (‘retarded’, ‘bent’), as well as mild bad language (‘bloody’, ‘tart’).