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THE RESIDENT <span>(2010)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 89

Release dates 04/07/2011, 11/03/2011

Ratings Info Contains strong violence, sexual threat and strong language

Genre(s) Thriller, Horror, Drama

Director(s) Antii Jokinen

Cast includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Hilary Swank, Christopher Lee, Lee Pace

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

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Ratings info publication date 01/03/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE RESIDENT is a thriller about a female doctor who moves into a new apartment, only to find herself attracting unwanted attention from a mysterious 'Peeping Tom'.


In the climactic scenes of the film, there is some strong violence as the heroine fights off her attacker with a knife and a nail gun. While there is no strong detail of wounds being inflicted, because the actual impacts are often masked by the characters' positions, there is some focus on blood loss and, after the fatal blow has been struck, clear sight of a nail embedded in a man's forehead. In these final scenes there are also some moments of strong hand to hand fighting as the attacker tries to strangle his victim and punches her heavily.


As the heroine is observed by the 'Peeping Tom', there is a strong sense of sexual threat, especially in those scenes where she is watched while bathing or where her stalker caresses her while she sleeps. The film does not include any scenes of direct sexual assault on the central character, although she does watch video footage of the stalker undoing his trousers as he stands over her as she sleeps. What happens next is left up to the imagination of the viewer as the camera focuses on the heroine's horrified face only.


The are multiple uses of strong language.

The film also contains some scenes of nudity as the central character prepares to bathe, an implied scene of masturbation where all detail is hidden by bath water, one scene of strong medical gore as a man has open heart surgery.


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