China has banned Hollywood movie “The Departed.”
The Departed, based on Hong Kong movie “Infernal Affairs,” was a great blockbuster hit in US. Directed by Martin Scorsese and featured heavyweight stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson etc., the movie already received multiple Golden Globe Awards nomination and is seen as hot favorite for Oscar as well.
It’s said that China film board requested that some part of the movie with sensitive issues (the trading of fire arms etc.) to be edited, but Scorsese refused to do so… and thus lead to the banning.
Looks like it’s going to be a big loss for both the Chinese movie fans and the film distributor.