UAE movie bosses have denied ordering the censoring of new Leonardo DiCaprio film, The Wolf of Wall Street.
A huge quarter of the movie has been cut for UAE audiences because of the controversial content including 546 swear words, the most of any film ever produced. It means audiences miss out on 45 minutes of the movie.
The Martin Scorsese film is about a Wall Street stockbroker convicted of fraud and Leo scooped a Golden Globe for his role.
However, the head of the National Media Council (NMC) which approves films for UAE release has denied reports that UAE censors had ordered the cuts.
Ibrahim Al Abed, director general of the National Media Council, has been reported as saying:“No cuts were made at the request of, or following suggestions from, the National Media Council,”
Cinemas have warned movie-goers of the cuts with signs outside screenings.
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