• Director(s)

    Fernando Arrabal

  • Production Year

    1971

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, War

  • Approx. running minutes

    89m

  • Cast

    Anouk Ferjac, Núria Espert, Mahdi Chaouch

Film

Viva la muerte

disturbing scenes, strong sex references

VIVA LA MUERTE is a French-language drama in which a boy struggles to make sense of his life while growing up during the Spanish Civil War.

VIVA LA MUERTE is a French-language drama in which a boy struggles to make sense of his life while growing up during the Spanish Civil War.

sex
There are strong sex references, nudity and sexual imagery. The film conflates sexual desire with sin, violence and punishment.
disturbing images
One scene includes the slaughter of a live bull. In another, a live beetle is cut in two pieces. It is also implied that a lizard's head is bitten off by a child. A man is emasculated and forced to eat his own testicles. A child is subjected to various physical abuse. A cilice is placed on his thigh, causing it to bleed heavily. He is instructed to whip his aunt's bare torso with a belt, and she subsequently squeezes his genitals. His finger is held briefly in a fire by a grandparent. Other scenes of strong and sometimes bloody violence occur throughout, including torture, eye-gouging, shooting, heavy blows, and use of bladed weapons.
In one scene, a man attempts to take his own life. There are scenes in which a child smokes tobacco. There is use of moderate bad language ('dick'), and milder terms including 'balls', 'asshole', 'piss' and 'bollocks', as well as use of the discriminatory term 'faggot'.
  • Director(s)

    Fernando Arrabal

  • Production Year

    1971

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, War

  • Approx. running minutes

    89m

  • Cast

    Anouk Ferjac, Núria Espert, Mahdi Chaouch

disturbing scenes, strong sex references
Classified Date:
12/06/2024
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Radiance Films
sex
There are strong sex references, nudity and sexual imagery. The film conflates sexual desire with sin, violence and punishment.
disturbing images
One scene includes the slaughter of a live bull. In another, a live beetle is cut in two pieces. It is also implied that a lizard's head is bitten off by a child. A man is emasculated and forced to eat his own testicles. A child is subjected to various physical abuse. A cilice is placed on his thigh, causing it to bleed heavily. He is instructed to whip his aunt's bare torso with a belt, and she subsequently squeezes his genitals. His finger is held briefly in a fire by a grandparent. Other scenes of strong and sometimes bloody violence occur throughout, including torture, eye-gouging, shooting, heavy blows, and use of bladed weapons.
In one scene, a man attempts to take his own life. There are scenes in which a child smokes tobacco. There is use of moderate bad language ('dick'), and milder terms including 'balls', 'asshole', 'piss' and 'bollocks', as well as use of the discriminatory term 'faggot'.
  • Classified date

    12/06/2024

  • Language

    French