Bohemian Rhapsody yet screened in China, despite severe censuurbeleid

Bohemian Rhapsody, the oscar-nominated film about the life of Queen singer Freddie Mercury, against all odds, still shown in Chinese cinemas.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, China’s National Alliance or Arthouse Cinemas that permission is given to 20th Century Fox to the movie halls.

It is not yet officially announced when Bohemian Rhapsody is seen, but insiders report it to the entertainmentsite that he supposedly sometime in march will premiere.

In China a strict media censorship. So, there may be no images will be shown in which criticism is leveled at leaders within the communist party and is also strictly examined to films in which “divergent” opinions on love and marriage to come forward.

Because Bohemian Rhapsody for a large part revolves around the homosexuality of singer Freddie Mercury (played by Rami Malek, who was rewarded with an Oscar), according to The Hollywood Reporter a surprise that the film now – albeit limited – will be on view in the Asian country.

Earlier it became known that the local Chinese broadcaster Mango TV the dankspeech of Malek censored. In his acceptance speech said the actor: “We have made a film about a homosexual man”, but this was in the subtitles is translated “We have made a film about a special group”.


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