The Press Association
Cambodia has banned Hollywood movie Kingsman: The Circle of Gold on its alleged negative portrayal of the kingdom.
The decision was taken last week on the grounds that the film was unacceptable to the local public.
The authorities say that the movie uses “of Cambodia to the earth as the place where the terrorists stay and make trouble for the world.”
During this time, the local distribution company called the decision “childish”.
Since it was published less than a month that the film, which is a sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service, has brought in more than $261m (£199m).
The action comedy film the chronicles of British and American spy organizations to come together in search of the secret base of a drug lord.
Once they find the base, which is a temple surrounded by the jungle of Cambodia, a showdown between the two parties ensues.You may also like:
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“After having reviewed the film we found a few problems,” Bok Borak, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, said Cambodian English-language newspaper The Phnom Penh Post.
The official of the city, the film is clear reference to Cambodia as a place where the bad guys are based, and “make trouble for the world” as a major issue of concern.
While the film is not the name of the temple, he said that it looks like Ta Prohm, a historic temple which was declared a World Heritage site by Unesco in 1992.
Cambodia, a kingdom in south-east Asia, has already banned four other films, including Fifty Shades of Grey and The Wolf of Wall Street, citing similar concerns.
Westec Media, which purchased the local distribution rights of the film, said that the decision was “childish or immature”.
“Each film can be representative of Cambodia as well as the sky . You must face the reality that all countries have criminals,” he said.