- Scenes from the movie Fargo are shown in which a man sits in his car, covered in blood from an apparent wound on his neck as he rifles through a case of money. He is later shown, still bloody, burying the case in the snow.
- Kumiko believes she sees a case of money frozen beneath a lake. She begins to hack at the ice with a stick and later her hands. By the time she breaks through the surface and discovers that it is only a large piece of wood, her hands are completely cut up and blood is all over the ice and water.
- Kumiko’s boss asks her if she is a homosexual.
- A local sheriff explains to Kumiko that a statue used to be anatomically correct but that someone shot the privates off with a 12 gauge shotgun.
Nudity and sexual activity
- Kumiko kisses the sheriff after he says that he will help her. He pulls back and tells her that he has a wife and two kids and that he is only doing his job. Kumiko runs away.
- The book Shogun
- The movie Fargo
- One use of “shit”.
- Kumiko yells at a dog calling it “fool” or “idiot” in Japanese.
Ideas to discuss with your children
- Determination, dedication, persistence and the ability to believe in yourself despite everyone telling you that you are wrong or that what you want is impossible.
- Dishonesty and lack of responsibility. Kumiko is often late for work and generally looks and acts as if both miserable and disinterested. She spits in the boss’s tea, puts his dry cleaning in a rubbish bin and uses the company credit card for her own personal needs, yet no consequences are ever shown. She is only told that work is not happy with her.
- Wandering alone in the wilderness during a Minnesota winter with nothing but a blanket over a jacket to protect her from the elements is both dangerous and unrealistic. Kumiko sleeps outside one night and awakens refreshed in the morning yet in real life the more likely outcome would have been death.