Filmgoer Sues Beijing Censors Over Cuts – Mure Dickie

The Financial Times has another report about the lawsuit filed by a filmgoer over cuts made to Lust, Caution:

When Chinese censors got through with the new Ang Lee film Lust, Caution , it was less about lust and more about caution.

But the decision to order the excision of seven minutes of explicit and unorthodox sexual activity from the film has prompted some unusually bold challenges to Beijing’s film censorship ¬≠system. Graduate law student Dong Yanbin has drawn widespread local attention by trying to sue a cinema chain and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (Sarft) for infringing his rights by screening a version of the film with an incomplete plot structure. [Full Text]

November 17, 2007 9:53 AM
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