China's state administration censors Cloud Atlas by 40 minutes

25 January 2013 / 3 years 9 months ago

Source: Straits Times Online, Korea Joongang DailyPhoto: AFPChinese authorities cut 40 minutes from the United States (US) epic movie Cloud Atlas, state-run media said on Wednesday after its domestic premiere.The Hollywood blockbuster starring Halle Berry, Tom Hanks and China’s Zhou Xun has undergone some intensive editing by China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and only 75 percent of content made the cut.According to Xiaoxiang Morning Post, a lot of nudity, gore and sexual scenes were taken out.Most fans are unhappy with the deletions, but some Chinese media claim the film is easier to understand.The film directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer is based on the novel by the British author David Mitchell. Partially set in a dystopian Korea in the future, the plot weaves in and out of six stories.

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