Why "The Wolf Of Wall Street", Funded By Malaysian Producer, Is Banned Here

"The Wolf Of Wall Street" starring Leonardo DiCaprio may have been funded by a Malaysian producer but the Hollywood movie has been banned here.

  • "The Wolf Of Wall Street" May Be Funded By Malaysian Producer Riza Aziz But Malaysians Won't Be Able To Watch The Hollywood Film

    • “The Wolf of Wall Street” may be funded by Malaysian producer Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz’s firm, but movie fans here will not get to watch the Hollywood show after it was reportedly banned by local authorities.

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    • Malaysian viewers motivated enough can, however, catch the film in Singapore, which has approved it for shows in up to nine theatres there after slapping it with the “R21” rating that limits it to those over the age of 21.

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  • Scorsese's Film Starring Leonardo DiCaprio Has Been Banned In Malaysia And Nepal

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        "The Wolf Of Wall Street" movie stills.
    • Malaysia and Nepal have banned the film in recent days, while some scenes have been cut in the versions playing in India and Lebanon. And in Singapore, Wolf has been relegated to only a handful of theaters because of its ultra-restrictive rating.

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  • "It Would Face Huge Problems With The Censorship Board Because Of Its Profanity, Nudity And Sex"

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        "The Wolf Of Wall Street" movie stills.
    • “Sources within Malaysia’s government film office told THR that the distributor of the film realised upon screening it that it would face huge problems with the censorship board because of its profanity, nudity and sex,” said the report.

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  • In India, 3 Scenes Featuring A Gay Orgy, Public Masturbation And DiCaprio Blowing Cocaine Into A Woman's Derriere Were Cut

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        "The Wolf Of Wall Street" movie stills.
    • In India, three scenes were cut: a gay orgy, co-star Jonah Hill's public masturbation sequence and the opening scene of the film that features DiCaprio blowing cocaine into a woman's derriere using a straw. Also, the expression "all nuns are lesbians" was blacked out because of a guideline stating that all religions should be respected (before getting a release, titles must be cleared by the government's film regulatory board).

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  • "The Wolf Of Wall Street" Tells The Story Of A Flashy New York Stockbroker Whose Extravagant New York Lifestyle Comes To A Sudden End When He's Convicted Of Fraud And Money Laundering

    • DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort in the film. It's based on Belfort's bestselling memoir of the same name, which was published in 2008.

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    • Alongside DiCaprio, the film's cast includes The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Spike Jonze, Margot Robbie, Joanna Lumley and The Artist's Jean Dujardin.

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  • "This Is A Spectacular Movie, All Three Hours Of It. It's A Shame That Certain Countries Don't Allow Art To Be Screened In Its Entirety"

    • Christian Mercuri, president of international at the film's production company Red Granite has commented: "Some of the content in the film makes it difficult in certain territories where they have censorship and can even ban films. It certainly concerns us that anyone is cutting our film, but every territory is different."

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  • The Movie Has Been Criticised For Glamourising Psychopathic Behaviour, Its Strongest Critic Being The Daughter Of A Real-Life Business Associate Of Belfort's

    • The daughter of a real-life business associate of Belfort's in the forthcoming The Wolf Of Wall Street has criticised the film for glamorising a lifestyle of "fun sexcapades and coke binges".

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        Open Letter by Christina McDowell, daughter of a man portrayed in "The Wolf Of Wall Street".
    • In an open letter published in LA Weekly, McDowell accused her targets of "exacerbating our national obsession with wealth and status and glorifying greed and psychopathic behaviour".

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    • McDowell was forced to change her name after discovering her father had stolen her identity to launder money before being jailed for financial fraud. She says The Wolf Of Wall Street amounts to a "reckless attempt at continuing to pretend that these sorts of schemes are entertaining, even as the country is reeling from yet another round of Wall Street scandals".

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  • DiCaprio Defended The Film's Content, Saying It Should Serve As A Cautionary Tale

    • Speaking to Variety, DiCaprio said, ""I hope people understand we're not condoning this behaviour, that we're indicting it. The book was a cautionary tale, and if you sit through the film, you'll realise what we're saying about these people and this world, because it's an intoxicating one."

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        "The Wolf Of Wall Street" movie still.
  • The Movie Was Nominated For Academy Awards In The Categories Of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor And Best Adapted Screenplay

    • “The Wolf of Wall Street” has already picked up numerous accolades, which most recently included two Golden Globes this week for “Best Comedy” and “Best Comedy Actor” that was won by DiCaprio.

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    • It is also nominated for Academy Awards in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill), and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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  • Rosmah's Son Was Recently Questioned As To How He Managed To Bankroll "The Wolf Of Wall Street" And Also Buy A RM110 Million Penthouse

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