Kingsman: The Golden Circle banned in Cambodia

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has been banned in Cambodia over its perceived negative portrayal of the country.
The action film, which stars Taron Egerton and Colin Firth, centres on a group of British spies who join forces with their American counterparts to find a drug lord in Cambodia.
In an interview on Wednesday (11Oct17), the deputy director of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts’ Film Department, Bok Borak, revealed the decision to ban the film in the country was made last week (ends06Oct17).
“After we reviewed the film we found some problems,” he said. “They used the Cambodian land… as the place where the terrorists stay and make trouble for the world.”
However, the movie’s Westec Media distribution director Simon Choo insists they made edits to the film at the request of ministry officials, although he does not think they actually reviewed the new copy.
“We even blocked the name Cambodia and the name does not appear anywhere,” he said. “Every movie cannot be depicting Cambodia as heaven… You need to face the reality that all countries have criminals.”
Kingsman: The Golden Circle has already enjoyed box office success since it was released last month (Sep17), grossing $261.2 million (£196.9 million) worldwide to date.