Malaysia bans Chinese war movie 'The Battle At Lake Changjin'


The three-hour-long film tells the story of a 1950 battle at the titular lake, also known as the Chosin Reservoir, during the Korean War. Photo: Trinity Cine Asia

Censorship authorities in Malaysia have declined to approve the Chinese war movie The Battle At Lake Changjin for theatrical release after outrage emerged online that the film promotes Communism, which is banned in the country.

The film's local distributor Mega Film Distribution said in a statement that it is considering submitting the title again for reconsideration by the Malaysian Film Censorship Board (LPF), and expressed its regrets that the film which has grossed US$890mil (RM3.7bil) so far in China had not been green lit for its Nov 18 release.

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