The film is called ‘Matilda’ and its directed by some geezer named Aleksei Uchitel.
We who live in Indonesia have seen more than enough of film – and TV – censorship. I’m not talking about the mind-blowing silliness of putting opaque clouds over cleavage etc. on TV.
Dimana Bokong2nya? – Where Are Our Buttocks?
More important by far is shameful sectarian intimidation – as when SCTV backed off showing a pro-tolerance film, because a bunch of IslamoNazi thugs showed up at their offices, threatening mayhem. https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/as-anger-mounts-over-sctvs-cowardice-islamonazis-widen-the-net-well-attack-at-all-costs/
Much of the weirdest censorship here in Indonesia is caused by religion…
…or rather not religion but religious intolerance. We weren’t permitted to watch ‘Noah,’ the state censors failing to provide any rational explanation for the ban.
Unfortunately, the backward ‘Blasphemy Law’ here facilitates this sort of sorry censorship.
Hence my dismay when I learned that Russia too has benighted laws of that sort.
Nifty Nat ‘wants Moscow prosecutors to declare that Uchitel’s film violates provisions in Russia’s Criminal Code against insulting “the religious feelings of believers.”
Russian law can be superior to that of many Western countries, to be fair. They have, for example, legislation not unlike that good old UK Clause 28 ( now excised from the British statute book, alas) which is aimed at protecting Russian school-children from gaystapo indoctrination.
Good for Russia!
But why on EARTH should ‘religious feelings’ be protected by law from insult?
Were that the case in France, for instance, then the jihadist scum who carried out the massacre at Charlie Hebdo, not that long ago…
…could have stayed home, happily raping captive girls – or boys – and just left it to French prosecutors to silence free speech.
Poklonskaya also charges that Uchitel wrongly portrays Russia as a country full of “drunkards, gallows, and fornicators.”
I’ve been to Russia. The people are mostly just like us. And just like us, there are drunkards and fornicators among them.
‘Twould be a duller world without them!
As for gallows, that’s something else where Russia has the edge on the West.
Sensibly, traitors – like the pig-ignoramuses who went off from the UK, France, Belgium, Germany etc., to join the ISIS rape-gang and declared allegiance to that caliphate, would stand a good chance of being put to death if Russia caught up with them.
Pity Western countries don’t do the same!