Controversial Film Nymphomaniac Banned in Turkey

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If you live in Turkey and like watching porno, then we’ve got some bad news for you. Danish director Lars Von Trier’s controversial no-holds-barred sex movie Nymphomaniac has been banned from cinemas by Turkish Authorities for its extensive nudity and sexual content.

The title ‘Nymphomaniac’ should have had the alarm bells ringing at Turkish Movie Censor HQ, but clearly it got lost in translation somewhere, as the film was already planned for screening across Turkey, with the first part planned for March the 14th, and the second planned for March the 21st. The film was to come with a warning against anyone under eighteen watching it, but the Turkish Cinema Board banned the movie outright on Monday, leading to the disappointment of many film goers, and many more middle aged men wearing nothing but trench coats.

In January,Romania said it was lifting a ban on the movie, and following an outcry by artists and the Romanian cultural minister, the official responsible for banning the film was promptly sacked. Whether or not Turkey is the last country to ban the film before release is still to be seen.

Nymphomaniac stars Shia LaBeouf (without his brown paper bag), Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgard, and tells the story of one woman’s sexual awakening from childhood to her fifties, and is due for release in the UK on February the 28th.

Christian started writing film reviews at school for a local paper. Since then he has written for BBC Radio 4's Newsjack and The London Film Review. He also writes and presents a comedy show on AbingdonXtra, an Oxfordshire based radio station.