Ang Lee Acknowledges Editing New Film For Political Reasons – AP

From AP, via International Herald Tribune:

Ang Lee said Saturday he edited a line in the mainland Chinese version of his new spy thriller “Lust, Caution” at the request of censors, to make the main female character appear less of a traitor to the Chinese.

The Oscar-winning director had said earlier he cut sexually explicit scenes from the Chinese-language movie. Mainland China doesn’t have a ratings system. All movies that pass censorship must be appropriate for all ages.

But Lee said at a press conference in Taipei besides editing the film for sex and violence, he also changed the dialogue for political reasons. [Full Text]

December 9, 2007 4:28 AM
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