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Nothing missed with cuts to movie Blue Is The Warmest Color

Sex scene snipped does not affect plot, say some moviegoers

Published on May 7, 2014 7:23 PM
Blue Is The Warmest Color's Adele Exarchopoulos (left) and Lea Seydoux (right). -- PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

Even before it opened in cinemas here last week, the controversial 2013 Palme d'Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Color had already drawn some attention to itself here for the eight minutes cut from it, before it was passed with a R21 rating for local audiences.

The cuts were made by distributor Shaw Organisation in relation to scenes showing strong, prolonged and explicit homosexual sex, which exceed local classification guidelines.

Singaporeans that Life! spoke to were divided over these cuts and also had mixed reviews of the film as a whole.

The French film by writer-director Abdellatif Kechiche explores the notions of sexual identity and love through the life of Adele (Adele Exarchopoulos), a pretty junior high school student. She becomes deeply attracted to Emma (Lea Seydoux), an older arts student, and the two begin a relationship.

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