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Before showing ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ to the public in the United Arab Emirates, editors had their way with it, removing most of the sex and drugs and muting the profanity.
Before showing ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ to the public in the United Arab Emirates, editors had their way with it, removing most of the sex and drugs and muting the profanity.
Now, with 45 minutes of the film missing and much of the dialogue inaudible, moviegoers there say they’re having a tough time following the movie’s plot.
Fingers were first pointed to the National Media Council in the UAE for sanitizing the content, but they denied any such activity, saying that the movie came that way from the distributors.
Gulf Film, the company responsible for dispensing the movie to theaters throughout the Gulf Coast, has reportedly not issued a response yet.
The UAE’s National Media Council has the responsibility of approving or editing films for the country’s viewers, and has reminded distributors not to edit the films in the future.
Some Dubai attendees of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ are being greeted with a notice that indicates scenes are missing and some dialogue is inaudible. The theater running the film also extends their apologies.
Numerous viewers have expressed how disheartened they were to not be able to see the movie as intended.