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Middle East film censors reduce Lars Von Trier’s four-hour epic Nymphomaniac to record two seconds

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Middle East film censors reduce Lars Von Trier’s four-hour epic Nymphomaniac to record two seconds

Regional distributor brought on board extra staff to cope with workload

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DUBAI: Breaking all previously held records, film censors in the Middle East have cut Nymphomaniac, Lars Von Trier’s upcoming two-part four-hour sexually explicit drama, to just two seconds in length.

The news was announced at the Berlinale festival, where the premiere of the first part has just screened.

“We’re absolutely delighted with our efforts,” said Raymond DeJong, director of GCC Films, the regional distributor. “This sort of cutting is unprecedented in the world of film censorship and we had to bring on board extra staff to cope with the editing.”

Film experts hope the new version of the drama from the iconic Danish director will go down well with fans.

“We thought we’d seen it all with The Wolf Of Wall Street, but this is extraordinary. A visionary like Von Trier will no doubt appreciate the tireless effort and attention to detail that has gone into this new cut,” said movie blogger Alaa O’Mara.

“And audiences across the whole region will lap up all 2.34 seconds of this masterful cinematography when it eventually hits cinemas.”

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  1. debandskippydoo

    February 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I’m not sure it’s worth the cost just to go inside the theater, sit down blink your eyes, stand up and leave. I don’t know maybe it’s just me but it seems it’sort of lacking something there.

  2. anonymous

    February 9, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Thankd for letting me know il download it from some crappy site an watch the crap print 🙂 rather than wasting money

  3. ASH

    February 10, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Although there is only 2.34 seconds the milli second flashes are still contained and spread out in the four hour format in order to maintain a full ticket price. There will be a lot of blank moments through the screening to refreshingly enable the use of mobile phones.

  4. TheHermit

    February 10, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Will there be an IMAX 3D version … ?

  5. H Miller

    February 10, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I’ve checked numerous atlases in Borders, and Tropic of Cancer has been blacked out in every one

  6. HJH

    February 20, 2014 at 10:37 am

    There is use of it being shown on 4DX

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