It is necessary to understand that the culture, religious views and traditions of the world states vary greatly. Sometimes even high-quality films fall prey to prejudice and are not allowed for distribution. Today we will talk about 10 tapes that were strictly banned in certain countriesbut remain a welcome sight for a wide audience.
At all times, art has been censored, and even today, every state carefully filters the product produced by the film industry. It is not for us to judge how justified are measures to ban certain paintings, but sometimes directors really go overboard, supplementing the plots of films with questionable content.
Don’t mess with the Zohan
Director: Dennis Dugan
Year of issue: 2008
The Arab world was outraged when the film premiered “Don’t Mess with the Zohan”… The film turned out to be really specific – a huge amount of primitive and vulgar humor, as well as ridicule of the main character, an Israeli special forces soldier, significantly lowered the rating of the tape.
Censors from Libya, UAE, Egypt and other countries treated the film with passion and banned it from showing. Israeli distributors did not see any special crime in the tape and only laughed it off, saying that laughing at yourself is always useful.
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Year of issue: 2014
When it comes to religion, joking is not accepted, and the creators of the picture “Noah” clearly crossed the “red lines”, freely interpreting biblical stories. Do not forget that the character is also mentioned in The Qur’an and is one of the most revered prophets among Muslims.
Of course, many countries refused to release the film, because it can offend the feelings of believers… Even China has joined the orthodox Muslim states, which speaks of the extreme importance of the issue.
Director: Larry Charles
Year of issue: 2006
In the picture “Borate” Sacha Baron Cohen plays a resident Of Kazakhstanwho went to USA for work. The strange and even slightly wild manners of the character made the censors clutch their heads. IN Kazakhstan the tape was not banned, but its rental was blocked, and Russia covered the show as a sign of solidarity, arguing that the plot can be offensive to some people…
However, for Americans, a picture of a Kazakh guy is a pure attraction. Obviously Larry Charles had little idea of how things are in this country, and when creating an image Borat relied solely on stereotypes.
The Hunger Games
Director: Gary Ross
Year of issue: 2012
Today the fact that the picture “The Hunger Games” was banned anywhere, is surprising. Of course, the film contains quite exciting and violent scenes, but they allow you to better understand the universe created by the writer Susan Collins… However, censors from Vietnam outraged after reading the tape and banned its display in the country.
The main complaint is the presence of scenes of violence against children, the presence of which is optional. Itself Collins admitted that when writing a novel, such episodes were given to her the hardest, but were necessary to give the reader a more complete picture of the events taking place.
A clockwork orange
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Year of issue: 1971
The leader of our rating is the adaptation of the cult novel Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange… The film explores the nature of adolescent violence through an example Alexa and four of his friends. Guys constantly do terrible things – they are engaged in robbery, violence, participate in fights and even kill people.
Many countries banned the rental of the tape out of fears that young people would begin to follow the example of the heroes of the picture. Book Burgess very negatively assessed by the censors the USSR – the work was perceived as another attempt to destroy the country by influencing the younger generation.
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