Dream Scenario

NZ release: 01 January 2024

Bloody violence, offensive language, sexual material and content that may disturb Rated on: 06 December 2023

Dream Scenario

What’s it about?

A timid college professor suddenly becomes a celebrity when he begins to mysteriously appear in people’s dreams. However, everything changes when the dreams turn into unsettling nightmares.

The facts

  • Directed by Kristoffer Bogli
  • English language
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Starring Nicholas Cage

Why did it get this rating?

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


The film contains brief scenes of acts of threat, violence, and bodily injury. In one scene, we see a character being repeatedly bashed in the head with a hammer, we see the head is gruesomely caved in by the hammer. In other scenes, a character is shot, and another character’s hand is crushed in a door. These scenes include serious injury that may disturb some viewers.


The film contains some disturbing scenes. For example, a character is stalked by a man covered in blood, and a young woman barely escape from deadly predators. This may be unsettling for some viewers.


The film deals with mature sexual themes that are presented in a light-hearted comic manner. A young character has a sex dream where they dream of a character caressing their clothed crotch. We see another scene where a character climax prematurely when a character attempts to undo their belt. The encounter is intended to be awkward and comic.

Offensive language

Regular use of highly offensive and occasional coarse language. “F*ck”, “Sh*t”, “Assh*le” is mentioned.

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