All Of Us Strangers

NZ release: 18 January 2024

Drug use and sex scenes Rated on: 13 December 2023

All of Us Strangers

What’s it about?

A lonely screenwriter has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbour in his near empty apartment block where an affair is sparked, and old memories are confronted.

The facts

  • Directed by Andrew Haigh (Lean on Pete, 45 Years)
  • English language
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Starring Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Claire Foy, and Jamie Bell
  • Based on the 1987 novel Strangers by Taichi Yamada

Why did it get this rating?

This film was classified by Te Mana Whakaatu, Classification Office.

Suicide themes

Brief suicide themes/references, no suicide is shown but it is discussed. Characters discuss their apartment tower’s windows can’t be opened so no one can jump off. This may be upsetting for some viewers.

Sex scenes

The film contains brief sex scenes, no explicit nudity is shown. Oral sex is implied, this is mostly covered but we do see head movement off-screen. Brief sight of ejaculate on a character’s chest which is then licked off. A character is on top of another, we see thrusting and buttocks - no explicit nudity is shown.

Drug use

Characters are seen taking weed, mushrooms, and ketamine. We see two characters sniffing ketamine.


A character recalls how they were bullied at school. A character is shocked by a character’s sexuality and makes homophobic remarks.

Body horror

A corpse’s hand is shown on-screen, we see up close severe purple bruising. This may be shocking for some viewers.

Offensive language

Offensive language is minimal throughout the film and often used for emphasis. “F*cking”, “d*ck”, “sh*t”, and “c*nt” is mentioned.


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