Banned since 15 April 2015, when the Russian film distributor Central Partnership announced that the film would be withdrawn from cinemas in Russia, although some media stated that screening of the film was blocked by the Russian Ministry of Culture.
Russian minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky welcomed the decision, but stressed that it was made solely by the Central Partnership. Tolkien's Mordor, and wished that such films should be screened neither before the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War, nor any other time.
However, in his personal statement Medinsky complained that the film depicts Russians as "physically and morally base sub-humans", and compared the depiction of Soviet Union in the film with J. Banned under the Communist regime from 1966 to 1968 because the story is an allegory of totalitarian regimes.
After a short release during the Prague Spring it was banned again for the next twenty years.
In 1974 director Jan Němec was forced to leave the country.
Banned by the Czech Communist government from 1969 until 1989 because this black comedy depicts a crematorium director who enjoys burning people and sides with the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Apart from this theme the story can be interpreted for remaining true to individual morality, something that was a dangerous message.
Banned by the Communist government for depicting life in Czechoslovakia in a critical light.
Its director, Jan Svankmajer, was banned from working for five years.
For nearly the entire history of film production, certain films have been banned by film censorship or review organizations for political or moral reasons or for its controversial content, such as racism.
Censorship standards vary widely by country, and can vary within an individual country over time due to political or moral change.
Many countries have government-appointed or private commissions to censor and rate productions for film and television exhibition.