Cambodia bans Hollywood film ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle’

Breaking news from Cambodia can be found here. CEO often finds Khmer news and translates it into English for our readers if it is interesting to expats, locals, Cambodians living abroad and anyone who wants to stay informed of the latest local and international news stories about Cambodia and our neighbors in South East Asia. There are many sources for Khmer news articles and they can all be found here in one place. Most of the media comes out of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Sihanoukville, but we cover national Cambodian news from all provinces.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 34069
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1832
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Cambodia bans Hollywood film ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle’

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:24 pm

12 October 2017
- The Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has banned the Hollywood blockbuster sequel ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle’ from local cinemas because one of the film's villains hides in a Cambodian temple, local media reported Thursday.

The blockbuster, which tells a fictional story of a British spy agency which teams up with its US counterpart to track a drug lord based in Cambodia was to open in local cinemas last week.

Many of the movie's skirmishes with the film's villainess, played by Julianne Moore, take place in a temple situated in the heart of the Cambodian jungle.

The Ministry of Culture cited the resemblance of the temple in the movie to the Ta Prohm temple, which can be found in the world famous Angkor Wat temple complex.

Bok Borak, deputy director of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, said the ministry took issue with portraying Cambodia as a destination country for criminals, according to local media reports.
http://www.gulf-times.com/story/567118/ ... ng-negativ
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
phuketrichard
Expatriate
Posts: 10847
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Reputation: 2546
Location: Atlantis
Aruba

Re: Cambodia bans Hollywood film ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle’

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:49 pm

downloaded and watched it tonight,
entertaining but......cant image why they would be upset that the drug empire in the film is in Cambodia
PS; she hides in a diner in the temple complex
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
User avatar
Cruisemonkey
Expatriate
Posts: 1158
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:16 pm
Reputation: 352
Vietnam

Re: Cambodia bans Hollywood film ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle’

Post by Cruisemonkey » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:57 am

:? They know it's a work of fiction... right? :roll:
You could be next.
User avatar
IraHayes
Expatriate
Posts: 1280
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 7:38 am
Reputation: 628
Marshall Islands

Re: Cambodia bans Hollywood film ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle’

Post by IraHayes » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:05 am

And yet in Tomb Raider they were happy to show the villain destroying part of a temple in order to gain access to a secret tomb.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 34069
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1832
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: Cambodia bans Hollywood film ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle’

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:16 pm

Cambodia bans Hollywood blockbuster ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle’
12 October 2017
Simon Choo, the distribution director at Westec Media, which purchased the distribution rights for the film in Cambodia told dpa he was “disappointed’’ with the ministry’s decision.

“For me, I think, Kingsman meant no harm to any country. It is just a form of entertainment,’’ he said.
“If this is a reason to ban any movies, I think there will be a drop in people coming to shoot movies in Angkor What[sic],’’ Choo said.
https://www.today.ng/culture/film/21896 ... den-circle
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 34069
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1832
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: Cambodia bans Hollywood film ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle’

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:07 am

The film wasn't even shot in Cambodia. What is 'unacceptable' here is linking the name 'Cambodia' to international crime. They may have a point.
Bok Borak, director of the Cambodian culture ministry’s film department, said the “unacceptable” movie had been banned from cinemas for “using the name Cambodia as a hideout for criminals”.

“And what is more worrying is that it uses one of our temples as a place to produce drugs, to kill people cruelly … So we don’t allow the screening of this film in our country,” he added.

He said the movie was not filmed in Cambodia but the drug lord’s temple resembled the well-known Ta Prohm...
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/o ... -spy-flick
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
Arget
Expatriate
Posts: 2302
Joined: Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:44 am
Reputation: 946
Location: Phnom Penh
Contact:
Australia

Re: Cambodia bans Hollywood film ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle’

Post by Arget » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:21 am

No one in the elite group received any "input" .

Drawing a pretty long bow to match the movie set to a particular location here in Cambodia. Could be any Asian location but someone wrote Cambodia in the script so its a slur on Cambodia.

As the elite are all law abiding members of a great democratic non nepotistic non aligned political party I can understand why they are so incensed ..
User avatar
Jamie_Lambo
The Cool Boxing Guy
Posts: 13960
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:34 am
Reputation: 2178
Location: Angeles
Contact:
Great Britain

Re: Cambodia bans Hollywood film ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle’

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:11 pm

heres a clip of the "cambodian temple"
:tophat: Mean Dtuk Mean Trei, Mean Loy Mean Srey
Punchy McShortstacks School of Hard Knocks :x
User avatar
phuketrichard
Expatriate
Posts: 10847
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Reputation: 2546
Location: Atlantis
Aruba

Re: Cambodia bans Hollywood film ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle’

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:02 pm

that clip is from the end of the movie.
When they do discover where she is running her drug empire... they say "Cambodia"
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Albror, Alex, Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Carnage5351, Cooldude, Ghostwriter, Google Adsense [Bot], J21H21, jaynewcastle, Lost50, Majestic-12 [Bot], Ricky Shaw, Rocky 666, ron100 and 432 guests