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After Borat, Ukraine now set to ban Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno

There are 87 comments on the www.guardian.co.uk story from Jul 15, 2009, titled After Borat, Ukraine now set to ban Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno. In it, www.guardian.co.uk reports that:

It may have been the visit to the swingers' party that did it. Or perhaps it was the scene where Brüno drops in to see a medium and simulates oral and anal sex with a ghost.

Either way, the antics of Sacha Baron Cohen's latest comic antihero – the prancing gay Austrian journalist Brüno – all appear to be too much for Ukraine. According to reports, Ukraine's culture and tourism ministry is set to ban the film Brüno, which was due for release in the post-Soviet country next week.

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foX

Sydney, Australia

#1 Jul 15, 2009
Oh yes, plenty of freedom in Ukraine..

“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#2 Jul 15, 2009
"Ukrainian society is a conservative one. The topic is not discussed, but in reality public attitudes are exactly the same as in Russia," one Ukrainian diplomat said last night. "The west of Ukraine, especially, is very conservative on family issues. They are devoted Catholics, and Greek Catholics."

Another factor is Ukraine's presidential election: the country's president, Viktor Yushchenko, is staging an uphill struggle for re-election in January. In 2004, he received the support of Ukraine's powerful Catholic church. His officials may calculate that the anti-Brüno factor could just revive his flagging appeal among elderly voters.

pesky the real deal

“Safe pair of hands”

Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#3 Jul 15, 2009
sometimes, i wonder no movies, no gas, no russians that are welcomed, what are these ukrainkos doing for fun ?
i bet they are watching and saying bye to yushko.
now, are these the same people who went through that lemon revolution ?

pesky the real deal

“Safe pair of hands”

Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#4 Jul 15, 2009
sorry chaps but by looking at his picture, i´d say send him to america, he´ll be well received there.

Since: Jul 08

Lake Hiawatha, NJ

#5 Jul 15, 2009
i watched this movie.. and I don't blame 'em...

perverted horseshit... way worse than Borat.

“UG X”

Since: Jan 09

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#6 Jul 15, 2009
Good for Ukraine! I watched Borat.... I didn't find it neither funny, nor tasteful. Garbage! Gross! Stupid!
foX

Sydney, Australia

#7 Jul 15, 2009
Cookie, it doesn't matter if it's a little perverted or not, no one is forcing you to watch it, guns are legal aswell but no one is forcing you to use them either. If you worry about kids then you shouldn't really, cinemas have age requirements.

Sometimes i feel like Ukraine is situated somewhere in Asian rather than Europe, banning movies is just retarded

“UG X”

Since: Jan 09

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#8 Jul 15, 2009
pesky the real deal wrote:
sometimes, i wonder no movies, no gas, no russians that are welcomed, what are these ukrainkos doing for fun ?
i bet they are watching and saying bye to yushko.
now, are these the same people who went through that lemon revolution ?
It depends what is your definition of fun. If humping goats is fun for you then I understand why such movie would excite you.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#9 Jul 15, 2009
ana 8 wrote:
<quoted text>It depends what is your definition of fun. If humping goats is fun for you then I understand why such movie would excite you.
So, in other words, it YOU don't like it, then NO ONE should be able to see it? Hey folks, I don't like Brussel Sprouts, so they should be banned. What an infantile mindset.

Since: Jan 09

Moscow

#10 Jul 15, 2009
It is an awesome movie. Full stop. Anyone who bans it is stupid.

"You swapped the baby? What for?
"An iPod........."

Instawin.

In fact, send him over to Russia. Our stuffy farts could use a Cohen-shaped breath of fresh air

“UG X”

Since: Jan 09

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#11 Jul 15, 2009
RalphB wrote:
<quoted text>
So, in other words, it YOU don't like it, then NO ONE should be able to see it? Hey folks, I don't like Brussel Sprouts, so they should be banned. What an infantile mindset.
The movie is banned from Ukrainian public cultural places. Brussel sprouts are good for your health, perverted movie corrupts the souls of young generation. Do you even understand the difference?
You can watch it with your kids privately at home after its released on DVD.
Red

Renfrew, Canada

#12 Jul 15, 2009
The obscenities of Russian chauvinism, Russian imperialism, Russia's Stalin glorification, Russia's propaganda, Russian genocides are what should be banned.

Since: Jan 09

Moscow

#13 Jul 15, 2009
Why? Everyone else does it....
Red

Renfrew, Canada

#14 Jul 15, 2009
Russia's Holodomor denial is an obscenity that should also be banned.

VP Joe Biden will pay his respects to the victims of the Holodomor, Bolshevik Russia's genocide in 1930's Ukraine....

[15.07.2009 15:35]
Visit of Vice President of USA to Ukraine to take place on July 20-22

Vice President of USA Joe Biden will visit Ukraine on July 20-22
According to an UNIAN correspondent, deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Konstyantyn Eliseev said this at the press conference.

According to his words, it is planned that J. Biden will meet with President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko and Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko.

At the same time K. Eliseev did not rule out that J. Biden will meet with Party of Regions leader Victor Yanukovych and leader of the Front of Changes Arseniy Yatsenyuk as with candidates for the presidential post at election.

It is also expected that J. Biden and V. Yushchenko will honour a memory of victims of Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933.

It is also planned that J. Biden will deliver a speech before representatives of business circles of Ukraine.

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“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#15 Jul 15, 2009
ana 8 wrote:
Good for Ukraine! I watched Borat.... I didn't find it neither funny, nor tasteful. Garbage! Gross! Stupid!
What is really very stupid is to ban it. You don't like the movie? Nobody will force you to watch it. Why do you need bloody censorship to "protect" yourself from watching the comedy? Anyway, I will watch it for sure.

“UG X”

Since: Jan 09

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#16 Jul 15, 2009
coolncrazy wrote:
<quoted text>
What is really very stupid is to ban it. You don't like the movie? Nobody will force you to watch it. Why do you need bloody censorship to "protect" yourself from watching the comedy? Anyway, I will watch it for sure.
What is your problem then? Ukraine baned this movie in Ukraine not in Russia. So you are lucky man! LOL!

Since: Jan 09

Moscow

#17 Jul 15, 2009
Red wrote:
Russia's Holodomor denial is an obscenity that should also be banned.
1.Banned where?
2.Banned why?
3. Do we actually deny it?
Red

Perth, Canada

#18 Jul 15, 2009
Ukraine should not have banned the movie, but censored anything violating community decency standards, civil and human rights.

“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#19 Jul 15, 2009
ana 8 wrote:
<quoted text>What is your problem then? Ukraine baned this movie in Ukraine not in Russia. So you are lucky man! LOL!
Yes, Ukraine and perhaps Iran banned this movie. No problem at all. LOL!
Red

Perth, Canada

#20 Jul 15, 2009
What should be banned is Putin's obscene murders of human rights activists and news reporters.

The Courage of Natalya Estemirova
http://www.thenation.com/blogs/edcut/451865/t...

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