Thursday, June 2, 2011

China delayed the release of Hollywood films for a propaganda film

Beijing .- The Hollywood blockbusters delayed its opening this summer in China with the launch of "The foundation of a game," the Chinese government's propaganda bet for this year, which marks the 90 anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Meanwhile, movies like the latest installment of the saga "Transformers" and "Harry Potter" have not yet release date in the Asian giant and must wait out the release of the blockbuster china, Efe confirmed industry sources.

The film premieres Memorial on June 15, with a cast of 107 stars of Chinese cinema, including Chow Yun-Fat and John Woo, two weeks before the anniversary. "Theaters are confident that the film achieved a record box office for Hollywood blockbusters have been scheduled to be in late July," said Gao Jun, spokesman for the theater chain New Film Association, quoted by the newspaper " South China Morning Post.

" "The foundation of a game," which cost 70 million yuan (about 7.5 million euros), hopes to raise 800 million yuan (85 million euros), which would be the highest grossing film in movie history Chinese. The precedent for this new film, "The founding of a republic," blockbuster two years ago to commemorate the establishment of the Republic in 1949 with 172 local stars in the cast, stood at 420 million yuan (45 million euros) .

As on that occasion, the Government of the Asian giant has spared no resources and about 20 provincial departments and municipal propaganda have participated in this new production, according to Gao. Despite that, the movie could not escape censure by the appearance of actress Tang Wei, who plays Tao Yi, the first love of former President Mao Zedong.

That character has been eliminated from the final assembly and final cast actress deleted, apparently because of objections from the grandson of the first president of the People's Republic, Mao Xinyu, because of the role of the actress best known. Tang shot to fame for being the star of "Lust, Caution" (2007), whose director, Ang Lee had to cut 30 minutes sex tape, played by actress to overcome censorship China and yet, its protagonist had not returned to work in the Asian giant since.

The filming of "The foundation of a party" began last August, has among its major sponsors the U.S. auto giant General Motors and, according to the official, tells how Mao and his comrades "sacrificed everything for his country." China only allows the display of 20 foreign films a year in their locker rooms in shared between producer and distributor, the majority of Hollywood blockbusters, with the excuse of protecting its domestic industry.

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