Documentary


The Heart of Man


MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Documentary
Runtime:
74 mins
Stars:
Justin Torrence, Robert Fleet
Director:
Eric Esau
Producer:
Jens Jacob, Jason Pamer

Content at a Glance

4
Sex

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
0

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
2
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
0

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
0

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
0

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
×

Sex


subject matter revolving around sexual sin and choices; discussions about pornography; man views a woman lustfully.

Language


No Information

Violence


man is tortured; bloody wounds; man attacks another.

Drugs


No Information

Nudity


No Information

Other


mature content involving sexual activity and shame.


Trailer



Synopsis

"The Heart of Man" is a cinematic retelling of the parable of the Prodigal Son, intertwined with contemporary and poignant true testimonies of personal and sexual brokenness. These two genres are combined as never before to reveal the compassionate heart of God the Father for his sons and daughters illuminating an age-old truth: Shame is not a barrier to God’s love, but a bridge to absolute transformation, victory, freedom and hope.


Due to the success of the film's premiere, "The Heart of Man" will show as an encore event on October 17, 2017 through Fathom Events.


Movie Message

"The Heart of Man" at once, is one of the most beautifully photographed and, therefore, one of the most focused and attentive documentaries in recent memory. While threading stories of shame and guilt found in our everyday lives, director Eric Esau also shares with us a tale of sin and redemption, all dialogue free. Here, a wonderful appreciation for cinema is explored, while addressing a topic in equal parts challenging.


Without holding back, the film delves head-first into the topic of sexual sin, and for subject matter alone, it is not intended for younger viewers. However, tough, provocative subjects often times prove to be the most necessary to discuss. The film is also intended for a Christian audience, which may exclude certain audiences. But under its intended faith-based viewership, Esau's film opens up a conversation. Finding safe spaces for discussion on man's sexual, sinful nature is an everyday challenge, and "The Heart of Man" lets itself become porous as a platform for vulnerability.


This is a heavy film, for its content alone, and after viewing, one might need to take a deep breath and privately recollect oneself. But do not let that discourage a viewing of "The Heart of Man." Esau's film is challenging, taxing, and should be seen and talked about amongst faith-based communities.

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