CCTV Airs V for Vendetta

The CCTV logo, with a vendetta.
V for Vendetta, the 2005 film about a secretive, anti-totalitarian masked crusader, has long been banned in China. So when CCTV aired the uncut film today, viewers couldn’t believe their eyes. The event is now the second-most discussed topic on Weibo. The official Weibo account @CCTV6WatchMoviesonTV announced this breakthrough moment: CCTV6WatchMoviesonTV: V for Vendetta is on tonight at 9:52 p.m. We’ll post the plot synopsis in advance. Movie-lovers, get ready for a treat! CCTV6打开电视看电影:《V字别动队》今晚21:52播出,提前预告剧情,影迷们可以先过过瘾哦 CCTV acknowledges that plenty of people have seen V for Vendetta despite the ban. Pirated DVDs and downloads make it easy for savvy people to see any film or TV show they like. CCTV6’s weibo was reposted over 400 times, but has zero comments. It’s likely any comments posted were deleted. Shocked netizens are wondering what this moment could mean for the future of censorship in China: NotKouDe: These past few months, not only has CCTV broadcasted an interview with “Labor Camp University Village Official Ren Jianyu,” last night they also aired a film that is considered a metaphorical criticism of government–“V For Vendetta.” It’s been one unbelievable action after another! Could they be testing the waters for greater room for free speech? Or perhaps this was just the new leadership trying to butter up us rabble? 我不是寇德:最近这个月,央视不仅播放了被“劳教的大学村官任建宇”的采访,昨晚更是播放了被认为是带有暗喻政府意味的#V字仇杀队#,接二连三让人惊讶的行为,这会是言论放宽的探路石么?又或者只是新领导上台给我等屁民的一点甜头而已? HulijunBigAdventure: Artists use lies to tell the truth. Politicians use lies to cover up the truth. In an unprecedented move, CCTV broadcasted “V For Vendetta” for the very first time, and it’s cause for celebration. It has given people hope for reform. Ideas are bulletproof. 狐狸君的人生大冒险:艺术家用谎言道出真相,政客用谎言掩盖真相。央视第一次在大陆破天荒地播放《V字仇杀队》是可喜可贺的,让人民看到了改革的希望。思想是不怕子弹的。 BeijingGrassrootsPeoplesRadio: At 10 p.m. this evening, CCTV will broadcast the film V For Vendetta. Because of this film’s anti-dictatorship, freedom-fighting message, it was previously banned by the government. Although everyone online is very familiar with the ...
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