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The Suicide Shop, a censoring change of heart

- The animated film by Patrice Leconte had been rated for over eighteens only, because of “emulation risks”

The Suicide Shop, a censoring change of heart

After an appeal by distribution company Videa, a ban on minor audiences for The Suicide Shop [+see also:
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by Patrice Leconte was revoked.

The original decision was made by the Cinematographic Revision Commission due to “the concrete danger of emulative acts by younger audiences.” Director Patrice Leconte had expressed all of his disdain for the decision, claiming to have shown his film in various schools where youngsters had understood the film’s irony.

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The film, now free of any censoring, will be distributed across Italian cinemas starting on December 28, with a national premiere on December 21 at the Fiamma Cinema in Rome.

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