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Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.
No Laughing Matter as Cambodia Bans Hollywood Movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle
14:12 GMT 13.10.2017Get short URL
New Hollywood blockbuster movie Kingsman is intended to be a side-splitting spoof about a fictional British spy organization - but Cambodia government officials clearly cannot see the funny side, having now banned it from all cinemas.
Cinemagoers in the southeast Asian nation of Cambodia will be unable to watch the latest all-action comedy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle because of its alleged negative portrayal of the kingdom.
Government officials in Phnom Penh took the decision on the grounds that the film was unacceptable for it audiences because one of the scenes portrays the country and one of its famous temples as a hotbed of crime.
Authorities insist the movie — which has grossed more than US$261 million since its release in September — uses "Cambodian land as the place where the terrorists stay and make trouble for the world."
Bok Borak, director of the Culture Ministry's film department, described the film as being "unacceptable" and has banned it from all theaters and cinemas.
"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 said, announcing the ban.
Although the movie was not actually filmed in Cambodia, the drug lord's temple resembles the popular Ta Prohm — a site in the famed Angkor complex that is tangled in tree roots and was used as a set for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
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I don’t think the Eiffel Tower is considered a holy site by anyone. It’s not really “cultural appropriation” they’re upset about, that’s just a modern buzzword that’s been thrown in; its cheapening a religious ground that’s held in respect that’s the issue.
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Khmers attachment to such symbolic icons is in a totally different plane to ours.
We should allow for, and respect that.
Western liberalist view;
Get over it.
Both viewpoints have some validity
but maybe we should move forward with some attention to the super-sensitivities here. ??
Remember, no matter how much self-responsibility you expect for Cambodia's fractured and broken culture, it has certainly been flocked over by powerful foreign forces, since forever. big time.
This hyper sensitivity is partly a result of that.
- and maybe this fierce attitude actually helps pull the nation together at this crucial chance it has of rebuilding - despite it all being a bit overboard.
Why didn’t the Cambodian culture guy ban Tomb Raider (Angela Jolie version), and the Transformers movie, too?
I just spent a 3 hour seminar about curbing micro aggressions at the workplace and promoting a diversity culture.
Then I saw this topic, again.
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