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'Django Unchained' Gets Approval to Screen in China

March 14, 2013 (4:58 am) GMT
Chinese authorities allow the movie by Quentin Tarantino to be released in the country, marking the director's first movie to be screened in the nation.
'Django Unchained' Gets Approval to Screen in China

Sony Pictures and The Weinstein Company which co-distribute "" announced on Wednesday, March 13 that the film directed by Quentin Tarantino was set to open in China on April 11. This marks the very first time a Tarantino film will be released theatrically in the country.

A source with knowledge of the situation said it was likely that a little over one minute of the film would be censored, probably for its bloody violence, nudity, and bad language. It's unknown how long "Django" will run in China, but most foreign films screened there are limited to a one-month engagement by the Chinese government.

China's famously strict censors allow only 34 foreign films into the country every year, screening them for violence, sex, and sensitive political content. Because the country doesn't use a film rating system, films are supposed to be "suitable for all ages."

The film, centering on a former slave's quest to free his wife from a cruel plantation owner, has already grossed $400 worldwide since its release on December 25, 2012. Starring , , and , "Django" received positive reviews and was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture.

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