This movie shows how movies transcend cultures, unify a community, and bridge the gap between generations. The importance and benefits of a fatherless child being mentored into a job by someone older is also shown. Integrity is a major theme.
Alfredo is severely burned in a fire. Fighting, hitting, violent scenes from movies. A boy in his late teens is punched in the face by a bully and is later revealed to have a black eye. A man who has routinely spat from his seat in the balcony in a theater is hit in the face with feces. An abusive teacher slaps a boy in the head and hits him with a ruler in front of a classroom of children who laugh at him because he doesn't know his multiplication tables.
Brief shots of exposed breasts in black-and-white movies. While nothing is explicitly shown, a group of young teens is obviously in the act of masturbation while in a theater watching a Brigitte Bardot movie. A man grabs a woman's breasts and starts to moan and grind his body into hers.
Occasional profanity: "s--t," "a--hole," "son of a bitch," "damn," "ass." A young boy exclaims, "Up yours!"
Cigarette smoking, including a scene in which two young children smoke. Wine drinking; some characters appear drunk.