20th Century Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle has been banned in Cambodia due to scenes referrencing the South East Asian country
“After we reviewed the film we found some problems,” Bok Borak, the deputy director of Cambodia's Ministry of Culture an Fine Arts' Film Department, told the local newspaper The Phnom Penh Post. “They used the Cambodian land - the temple - as the place where the terrorists stay and make trouble for the world.”
Borak also referred to Kingsman's insuation that Cambodia was where the villains lived and produced drugs.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle was licensed for distribution in Cambodia by Westec Media, and its director took issue with the country's decision - noting that they had edited the film to remove explicit references to Cambodia.
“I think it’s a very childish or immature decision,” said Simon Choo, distribution director of Westec Media. “We even blocked the name Cambodia and the name does not appear anywhere. Every movie cannot be depicting Cambodia as heaven...You need to face the reality that all countries have criminals.”