Monday, June 25, 2012

Pictogram Mystery

A few days ago, I watched an Indonesian action film called 'The Raid' (which was excellent, btw). Prior to the film starting, what I assume is a warning screen popped up. Normally, I wouldn't have made much note of it. But on it were a series pictograms, including a depiction of Edvard Munch's 'The Scream', which immediately caught my eye.


Upon closer inspection, I came to the conclusion that these pictograms were ratings devices, indicating the film's inclusion of sex, violence, horror, etc. I found them really intriguing.


I expect I guessed most of them accurately, but a few of these pictograms are really weird, especially the last one. What kind of warning could that possibly be?! 'Beware, may cause dangerous levels of existential introspection'?

I'm hoping some of our readers can help me figure them out!

I'm afraid to say too much, for fear of confirming my ignorance, but the language does not look Indonesian to me. If I had to guess, I would say it's Korean. Does anyone know why the warnings would be in Korean on an Indonesian film?

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