• Director(s)

    Warwick Thornton

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Release date

    15/03/2024

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    96m

  • Cast

    Cate Blanchett, Aswan Reid, Deborah Mailman

Film

The New Boy

moderate violence, language, bloody images, discrimination

After being found aimlessly wandering the Outback alone, a boy with an extraordinary gift is sent to a remote orphanage run by a nun harbouring a secret in this slow-burn Australian historical drama.

After being found aimlessly wandering the Outback alone, a boy with an extraordinary gift is sent to a remote orphanage run by a nun harbouring a secret in this slow-burn Australian historical drama.

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Content Advice(May contain spoilers)

violence

threat and horror

language

discrimination

injury detail

alcohol and tobacco

sex

drugs

  • Director(s)

    Warwick Thornton

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Release date

    15/03/2024

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    96m

  • Cast

    Cate Blanchett, Aswan Reid, Deborah Mailman

moderate violence, language, bloody images, discrimination
Classified Date:
23/02/2024
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
Signature Entertainment
violence
A boy puts a man into a submission hold and strangles him until he stops moving. A character is struck in the head by a boomerang. A boy punches another in the face during a scene of bullying, however, this lacks any aftermath detail.
threat and horror
Characters try to put out a blazing wildfire. A boy becomes unconscious after being bitten by a venomous snake. However, these scenes result in reassuring outcomes.
language
There is moderate bad language ('slut', 'whore') and milder terms such as 'shit' and 'bugger'.
discrimination
There is use of discriminatory language ('darkie'). References are made to historical racist government policies which separated families in an effort to "breed out the black". Discrimination is clearly condemned by the work as a whole.
injury detail
Blood drips from puncture wounds in a person’s hands during an implied scene of stigmata. There are burns across a boy's face and body, however, another character uses fantastical powers to heal the boy’s burns. There is sight of dead livestock and snakes, including a scene in which a sheep is slaughtered.
alcohol and tobacco
A child secretly drinks a sip of alcohol, but regrets it.
moderate violence, language, bloody images, discrimination
Classified Date:
08/04/2024
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Signature Entertainment
Classified Date:
13/02/2024
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
Signature Entertainment
  • Classified date

    23/02/2024

  • Language

    English