No Django in China

April 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

BBC reports that Tarantino’s Django Unchained has been pulled from movie theaters in China.

A suspension order by importer China Film Group Corporation was confirmed by cinema employees.

It has led to speculation the film had not met the censorship regulations required by cultural authorities.

So a movie about slaughtering authoritarians has been taken out of theaters in an authoritarian country?  A country whose xenophobic citizens are known to be especially racist against black people?  Even after Tarantino agreed to make changes to the film?

If we’re honest, we know that anybody in China who wants to see the film has already downloaded a bootleg.  As the first Tarantino film to get a theatrical release in China Django may be a bit of a curiosity, and it would’ve been interesting to see if the film sold as many tickets as some exhibitors there had hoped.

Though censorship sucks, the silver lining is that the Chinese don’t see this wildly inaccurate portrait of American history.

“You trying to help history neglect me, Quentin?”

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