Censorship authorities in Malaysia have declined to approve the Chinese language struggle film The Battle At Lake Changjin for theatrical launch after outrage emerged on-line that the movie promotes Communism, which is banned within the nation.
The movie’s native distributor Mega Movie Distribution mentioned in an announcement that it’s contemplating submitting the title once more for reconsideration by the Malaysian Movie Censorship Board (LPF), and expressed its regrets that the movie which has grossed US$890mil (RM3.7bil) to this point in China had not been inexperienced lit for its Nov 18 launch.
It denied that the movie promotes communism, stating, in keeping with native experiences, that such accusations have been “unfair (to) those that wish to watch it.”
“We consider the viewers can use this movie to hint how the Chinese language volunteer military fought within the excessive chilly and harsh atmosphere,” it mentioned.
The three-hour-long movie tells the story of a 1950 battle on the titular lake, also referred to as the Chosin Reservoir, in the course of the Korean Battle.
It favourably depicts Communist chief Mao Zedong and options important quantities of footage dedicated to lauding martyrs who made the final word sacrifice for his or her nation on Mao’s orders.
It’s backed by August First Movie Studio, which is run by China’s navy.
The film sparked on-line criticism after native cinema chains posted its poster and trailer to social media. – Reuters