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China censors cut Cloud Atlas by 40 minutes: Media

Published on Jan 23, 2013 10:17 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese authorities cut 40 minutes from the United States (US) epic movie Cloud Atlas, state-run media said on Wednesday after its domestic premiere - almost a quarter of the film.

The reports came soon after deletions from the latest James Bond movie Skyfall, released this week in China, prompted public frustration and even oblique criticism in official media.

Cloud Atlas ran for 172 minutes in the original version shown in the US.

But by the time China's State Administration of Radio Film and Television (SARFT) had finished its work, it was little more than two hours long.

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