South Korean blockbuster The Roundup was banned in Vietnam because it was “too violent”. Distributor Lotte Entertainment submitted the film for certification to Vietnam’s film department affiliated with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in May, but it was rejected due to too many violent scenes, Yonhap news agency reported. 메이저사이트 바카라
The Roundup, starring Don Lee, known as Ma Dong-seok from Eternals and Train To Busan, is South Korea’s 13th biggest box office hit of all time. According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), the film has recorded more than 12.5 million viewers since its domestic release on May 18. The film is a sequel to the action series The Outlaws (2017) starring Lee as a “pet cop”.
In this story, his character goes with his team to Vietnam to extradite a suspect, but becomes involved in the investigation of a serial killer and his crew who are committing crimes against Korean tourists. for many years in Ho Chi Minh City. Local industry professionals speculated that the image of Ho Chi Minh City as a lawless place where Korean criminals frolic could give the area a negative image and contributed to the ban. This is not the first time a Korean film has been banned in Vietnam.
In March, Vietnamese authorities blocked screenings of Sony’s action-adventure film Uncharted, starring Tom Holland, for showing a map with China’s famous “nine-dash line” – depicting the purchase of strategically important areas in the South China Sea. DreamWork’s Abominable was pulled from Vietnamese cinemas due to the same issue in 2019.