Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Banned In: India
Monkey brains. That’s what got Indy’s first outing banned in near-namesake India. Or more specifically, the movie’s “racist portrayal of Indians and overt imperialistic tendencies”.
Chilled monkey brains are famously served to Dr Jones as dessert in the Pankot Palace banquet scene.
In reality, many Hindus consider monkeys sacred, due to the simian God character Hanuman from the Indian Sanskrit epic Ramayana.
Spielberg shot the movie in Sri Lanka though, which looks like India. And isn't too bothered about eating monkey.
Banned In: Russia
“Offensive” was the word used to describe Sacha Baron Cohen’s movie-film, which became the first non-pornographic film since the fall of the Soviet Union to be banned in Russia.
“There are moments in the film that could offend some viewers’ religious or national sensibilities,” said Yuri Vasyuchkov, head of Moscow’s film licensing department.
Weirdly, Kazakhstan was fine with it.
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