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Editor says, what if Quentin Tarantino's movie was banned in Germany? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Movies thread. Alternate Historian and 1 other(s) like this article.
In 2009,on this day the German board of censors banned the screening of Quentin Tarantino's Jewish revenge movie "Once upon a Time in Nazi-Occupied Europe". Watch the Youtube Clip
Once upon a TimeThe censor's decision was just one of a series of obstructive measures taken by German authorities who sought to prevent the making of the movie. In fact, they nearly succeeded.
During casting, Tarantino had been prevented from hiring German actors.
"What a tremendously hostile world that a rat must endure. Yet not only does he survive, he thrives. Because our little foe has an instinct for survival and preservation second to none... And that Monsieur is what a Jew shares with a rat".As a result, the film featured Daniel Cesar Martin Bruhl Gonzalez Domingo, Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender, respectively a Spanish-born German, an Austrian and an Anglo-Irish born in Heidleberg.
Because a decade after the Fall of the Third Reich, the true extent of the Jewish Holocaust is still a matter of bitter controversy in Germany.
Editor says, Universal Pictures's German publicity site was censored as the display of Nazi iconography is illegal in Germany. The title has the German Swastika removed and the Stahlhelm helmet has a bullet hole instead of the Nazi symbol. The download section of the German site was also revised to exclude wallpaper downloads that feature the Swastika openly. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.