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Bruno banned in Ukraine over morality damaging

Published: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 14:06 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Washington (ANI): Ukraine has banned Sasha Baron Cohen's new comedy film 'Bruno" claiming that it will 'damage the morality' of locals. The movie that has been a huge hit in both US and UK has come under fire in the eastern European country for apparently 'unjustified' shots of genitals and homosexual sex scenes.

The move to stop the film from being screened in the country came after nine out of the culture ministry's 14 members agreed to veto its release, Contactmusic reports. In a letter to the country's film distributor Sinergia, officials wrote: “The Ukrainian ministry of culture has decided to ban all showings of this film on Ukrainian territory."

"The film contains unjustified showing of genital organs and sexual relations and shows homosexual acts and homosexual perversions in an explicitly realist manner. (It also contains) sadistic manifestations which could damage the morality of citizens."

The film stars Cohen as gay Austrian fashionista Bruno.

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