[Movies] The Wolf of Wall Street Banned In Malaysia
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.17.2014
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According to The Hollywood Reporter reports that Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street has been banned in Malaysia and Nepal. Three scenes were removed in India, including a gay orgy, Jonah Hill masturbating and Leonardo DiCaprio blowing cocaine up a woman's bottom with a straw.
Christian Mercuri, president of International at Red Granite, said: "Some of the content in the film makes it difficult in certain territories where they have censorship and can even ban films. It certainly concerns us that anyone is cutting our film, but every territory is different... You try to make a film for a worldwide audience. This is a spectacular movie, all three hours of it. It's a shame that certain countries don't allow art to be screened in its entirety."
DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a New York stockbroker who was arrested for fraud and money laundering. It's based on Belfort's memoir of the same name, published in 2008. The film also stars Jon Bernthal, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Spike Jonze, Margot Robbie, Joanna Lumley and Jean Dujardin.
The movie has been criticized for showing greed and immoral behavior, which DiCaprio has defended by saying it should be a cautionary tale. This is Scorsese's fifth film with DiCaprio after Gangs Of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and Shutter Island. DiCaprio won Best Actor at the Golden Globes for the role and has been nominated for an Academy Award. The film was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill).