Movie Censorship

From Reuters (thanks to Victor Steinbok for the pointer):

A movie telling the story of [a soccer game] 70 years ago between Nazi soldiers and Ukrainians in occupied Kiev has puzzled Ukrainian regulators who need to decide whether it can be released ahead of the Euro soccer championship.

Ukraine’s State Cinema Agency was due to make a ruling on “Match”, a joint Russian and Ukrainian production, by April 6. But it has delayed a decision until May 1 ….

Ukrainian media are linking the authorities’ apparent hesitancy to national sensitivities ahead of the Euro-2012 soccer tournament which Ukraine will host together with Poland in June.

The German national team will take part in the championship.

According to Ukrainian media reports, the movie could also upset local audiences because it depicts several Ukrainian Nazi collaborators….

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