torsdag 1. august 2019

Four big Chinese films have been pulled in a month with barely an explanation

Four seemingly innocuous big-budget movies have been abruptly pulled from Chinese cinemas in one month, sparking suspicion they fell afoul of the country's strict censors. Censorship of China's film and television has ramped up in recent years, with some films banned for their inclusion of homosexuality, cleavage, hip hopand tattoos. But the four axed films don't appear to touch on any of the typically taboo subjects, leaving cinema-goers puzzled.

"The Eight Hundred" and "The Hidden Sword" are war films, while "The Last Wish" is a dark comedy about a dying man's desire to lose his virginity. Teen drama "Better Days" revolves around a high-school student who becomes friends with a small-time criminal.