April 11, 2013
Chinese cinemas cancelled all screenings of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained as the film was released on Thursday, according to local reports.
The Chinese news and entertainment website Sina revealed that cinemas across China were ordered to suspend screenings of the film.
Several unnamed cinema employees have claimed that the order came from the state-run film distributor China Film Group Corporation, which cited an unspecified technical problem with the film.
One user of Sina’s social media channel claimed they had been watching the film, which stars Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio, when it was stopped “after just one minute”.