Under Paris

NZ release: 05 June 2024

Content that may disturb and violence Rated on: 05 June 2024

Sous la Seine

Under Paris

What’s it about?

Paris is hosting the World Triathlon Championships on the Seine for the first time, and not even a revenge-fuelled frenzy of sharks will stand in the mayors way from it going ahead. Forced to face a past trauma marine biologist Sophia is brought back in to stop what seems to be an inevitable bloodbath in the centre of Paris.

The facts

  • Directed by Xavier Gens
  • French language
  • Runtime: 103 minutes

Why did it get this rating?

This film was self-rated by Netflix. You can find out more about self-rating by streaming providers here.

Content may disturb, violence and horror.

Shark attack scenes are shown through the film, with some including bloody injuries. There is a consistent sense of threat each time someone enters the water. Sound, lighting and jump scares are used to ensure viewers are consistently on edge. Some of the more challenging scenes are:

In the opening scene a crew watches sharks attacking a group of people in the water from the cameras on the boat until the feed is cut. Blood is visible in the footage and you can hear people screaming. A woman is dragged down until her eardrums pop, blood comes out of her ears.

A shark comes up from under the water and swallows a woman whole. This causes a panic and others fall into the water. Different characters have their arms and legs bitten off. This is shown in quick shots, the camera doesn’t linger but some detail of the injuries are shown. In the following scene there are lots of people with injuries in hospital where you see a bit of blood but the camera focuses on an interaction rather than the injuries.

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