Such prominent artists as filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan have condemned the ban.(Photo by Christian Geisnaes)
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Turkish authorities have banned Danish director Lars Von Trier's controversial movie epic "Nymphomaniac" from commercial theaters for its extensive nudity and no-holds-barred sex scenes.It stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, alongside Stellan Skarsgard and Shia LaBeouf.The movie was expected to be accompanied with a warning against children under age 18 watching it.Turkey's cinema board – which includes representatives from the culture, interior and education ministries – banned the film outright Monday, with a majority vote of six to two.Cem Erkul, Turkey's general director of cinema, said the board, which also included a psychologist and a sociologist, watched the film carefully to see if it met the country's standards. Erkul said it would not be appropriate to display the film at Turkey's theaters, which are mostly at shopping centers, and that Turkey lacked special theaters to screen such films.
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