The Trouble with Being Born is a German/Austrian science-fiction film which focuses on a child-sized android and its relationships with two separate human owners. In the film’s first half, the android is modelled as a young female named Elli, with the section following the relationship the android has with ‘Papa’, a man who was the father of the real child that Elli resembles. In the film’s second half, Elli leaves Papa and begins a new life as a companion to an elderly woman called Anna, remodelled after Anna’s younger brother Emil, who died when they were children. The film is in German with English subtitles.
The first half of the film depicts a relationship between a man and a child-sized android, with several references to an implied physical relationship which has pseudo-incestuous overtones.
An elderly woman is pushed to the ground, hitting her head on a table. Discreet blood detail is shown beneath her head.
A sexual relationship between a man and an android is occasionally implied. No actual sexual activity is depicted.
The film contains a single use of the word 'f**k'.
The android's buttocks are viewed, and in a single frontal shot the android is viewed with its chest visible and genital-area removed. The film also contains brief male buttock nudity.
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