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    ‘Barbie’ Controversy: Why Margot Robbie’s Film Has Been Banned In Vietnam?

    The film ‘Barbie‘ is scheduled to release next week and a lot of hype is being created about the film. Directed by Greta Gerwig, the movie is based on a very famous doll and stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.

    All the other actors who have been cast in the film are well-known personalities from the entertainment industry. But like some other films, this movie is also facing a few problems because it has been banned in Vietnam.

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    Margot Robbie-Starrer ‘Barbie’ Has Been Banned In Vietnam

    ‘Barbie’ has a scene where there has been a wrong depiction of the nine dash line

    The brand-new film ‘Barbie‘ has been banned in Vietnam because of some issues. The film features a sequence where a map has been depicted with nine-dash lines representing China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, which as per Vietnam violates the sovereignty.

    Director general for the Vietnam Cinema Department Vi Kien Thanh revealed on July 3, 2023, that the National Film Evaluation Council imposed the ban. Warner Bros. is yet to respond on the matter.

    Vietnam is one of the neighbors of China and they already had a lot of claims and disputes regarding China’s assertions over the years. A United Nations disputes resolution tribunal in The Hague ruled out unanimously against the validity of the nine-dash line in 2016.

    But there were no changes in the South China Sea arbitration and there is no clarity regarding the implementation China stated that it has not recognized the decision so far. Vi Kien Thanh said that they won’t give ‘Barbie‘ any permission for being screened in Vietnam because of the wrong picture of the nine-dash line. The nine-dash line has already brought problems for various films and TV shows in Vietnam.

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    ‘Barbie’: Release Date, Plot, Cast And More

    ‘Barbie’ features Margot Robbie playing the lead role

    The upcoming ‘Barbie‘ film is set to premiere on July 9, 2023, in Los Angeles followed by a release in the US by Warner Bros. Pictures on July 21, 2023, by Warner Bros. Pictures in the United States. Directed by Greta Gerwig, it is a fantasy comedy film that features Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Kate McKinnon, America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Will Ferrell, and Rhea Perlman in the key roles.

    The official trailer for the film has been already released on YouTube by Warner Brothers where they shared a glimpse of the film and the plot. The lead characters are expelled from Barbieland where they embark on a journey, trying to explore the real world outside the one they are living in.

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    Sumi Deka
    Sumi Deka
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