• Director(s)

    Qunshu Gao

  • Production Year

    2024

  • Release date

    24/05/2024

  • Genre(s)

    Action, Crime, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    108m

  • Cast

    Duling Chen, Geng Han, Lu Huang

Film

Three Old Boys

strong violence, bloody images, suicide, sex, sex references, threat

A trio of ageing detectives team up for a major money laundering case in this dark Chinese crime thriller, which features brutal, bloody beatings and knife violence and a brief but shocking scene involving attempted suicide.

A trio of ageing detectives team up for a major money laundering case in this dark Chinese crime thriller, which features brutal, bloody beatings and knife violence and a brief but shocking scene involving attempted suicide.

Content Advice(May contain spoilers)

violence

threat and horror

language

sex

drugs

sexual violence and sexual threat

suicide and self-harm

injury detail

  • Director(s)

    Qunshu Gao

  • Production Year

    2024

  • Release date

    24/05/2024

  • Genre(s)

    Action, Crime, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    108m

  • Cast

    Duling Chen, Geng Han, Lu Huang

strong violence, bloody images, suicide, sex, sex references, threat
Classified Date:
20/05/2024
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
CMC Pictures
violence
A person is brutally and repeatedly stabbed, with strong bloody aftermath detail. Other people are shot, slashed with blades, or struck with improvised weapons such as bottles, bricks and bats. Savage beatings feature crunchy, impactful blows and strong bloody aftermath detail. During a brief scene of torture, a man with a gory head wound has his arms and legs tied to motorbikes which then drive in opposite directions. A villain pours boiling tea over his employee's hands, turning her skin red. A man’s tooth is pulled out with pliers, without gory visual detail.
threat and horror
The film features intense scenes of aggressive and threatening behaviour, including knife threat and brief torture sequences.
language
Bad language includes ‘cock’, ‘up yours’, ‘piss’, ‘bastard’, ‘arse’, ‘ass’, ‘dipshit’ and ‘balls’.
sex
A short sex scene shows a man thrusting vigorously on top of a woman who is implied to be a sex worker. A man and several women are found passed out and partially naked in a hotel room following implied off-screen sex and drug misuse. Another scene contains a crude verbal reference to oral sex.
drugs
There are occasional references to drug misuse and drug trafficking. Illegal drug-related activity is not condoned by the film.
sexual violence and sexual threat
There are infrequent references to people having been secretly filmed while having sex, for the purposes of blackmail. In another scene a man repeatedly invades a woman’s personal space on a nightclub dancefloor and makes a sexually suggestive remark. She responds by slapping his face.
suicide and self-harm
We see a large amount of blood in the aftermath of an off-screen suicide attempt.
injury detail
There are strong images of dead and injured people lying in pools of blood, and of blood on people’s faces in the aftermath of beatings. One scene contains sight of a large pool of blood in the aftermath of an off-screen suicide attempt. We also briefly see a series of photographs of gory wounds.
flashing/flickering lights
This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
  • Classified date

    20/05/2024

  • Language

    Mandarin