The recommendations made by the ABMC are generally not legally binding and there are nine sets of state laws on the cinema sector with different age provisions.
The only exception is in the case of "16" rated films, since under Austrian law there is a legal age restriction on certain types of content i.e.
In countries such as the United States, films with strong sexual content tend to be restricted to older viewers, though those same films are very often considered suitable for all ages in countries such as France and Germany.
Anyone below the film's minimum age can watch it if accompanied by the parent or guardian who is at least 18 years old, except for those rated "Not recommended for ages under 18", which, by law, are strictly prohibited from viewing by people under 18.
There are also operational descriptions of attenuating and aggravating elements that can interfere on the final rating.
A film may also be re-edited to produce an alternate version for other countries.
A comparison of current film rating systems, showing age on the horizontal axis.
In the case of theater exhibition, children are admitted to 14A and 18A films in the Manitoba and Maritime provinces if accompanied by an adult, although admittance is restricted to children over the age of 14 in the case of 18A films.
However, in an interview with China Central Television in the same month, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television's film chief Mr.It is basically the same as the system for theatrical exhibition, but also provides a "12" rating.All films that are exhibited in public or released on a home video format in Brazil must be submitted for classification to the advisory rating (Classificação Indicativa, abbreviated Class Ind), which is run by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice (Ministério da Justiça).The categories are mostly identical to the CHVRS with a few minor variations.In the provinces that require classification of video formats, supply of 14A and 18A films is restricted to customers above those ages.Zhang Hongsen said it was inaccurate for the media to label the guideline for minors as manual/euphemistic classification and it was a misinterpretation or over-interpretation of the new law.