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10 movies that offended foreign governments

Published: Monday, July 21 2014 12:20 a.m. MDT

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The Australian film "The Year of Living Dangerously" documented Indonesian President Suharto's rise to power in the 1960s. It was not a particularly kind depiction of the president, and as a result the film was banned for 17 years, finally available to the public in 2000, according to the New York Times.

The first screening of the film in Indonesia was massively popular, according to the Times. One student in attendance told the paper 'If the government had allowed Indonesians to view this film, they would have rebelled against the fascist dictators a long time ago.''
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DGDENTON
Gainesville, TX

There are plenty movies portraying the US in a bad light. I just don't watch those I find offensive. I;ve walked out of the theater before when I see a movie that is offensive to me and I can do it again. To be offended is the price we pay for free speech. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

I for one don't apologize that movies like Cry Freedom made apartheid in South Africa look bad, nor do I feel bad that a movie like Seven Years in Tibet made the Chinese feel bad either.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

The president of North Korea imports expensive food for himself, while many North Koreans starve. He isn't worth making a complimentary movie about.

esodije
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

"Midnight Express" - most of it was made up, but it sure made Turkey look bad.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

One of the best movies ever with one of the best Jack Lemmon movies ever. The movie is called "Missing." It's about an American journalist that goes missing in Chile in 1973 when Pinochet took over the government. It didn't make Chile look very good, the thing is not once was Chile mentioned in the movie but they still hated it. It also made the American diplomats look really bad, one even sued.

GK Willington
Salt Lake City, UT

to cjb

"The president of North Korea imports expensive food for himself, while many North Koreans starve. He isn't worth making a complimentary movie about."

Never saw Team America: world police did ya?

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I'm glad hollywood offends North Korea so much. We have few ways to inform them of the offense of the activities of their state, but movies seem to.

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