David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo features scenes of violence, rape, torture, nudity. All a bit too much for Vietnamese sensibilities.The film now will not be shown in Vietnam, after the film’s distributor withdrew it. This was confirmed by the National Film Board.
However there seems a little doubt as to whether the film was banned due to the film censor’s demands, or else just banned in anticipation of the film censor’s demands.
Tuoitre news reported that:
The film was to be released on March 2, but its international distributor, Sony Pictures, decided not to release it in Vietnam since the National Film Board requires the studio cut sensitive scenes from the movie.
However VietNam Net Bridge reported that:
The withdrawal has no connection to the Vietnamese censorship because the film had not been submitted to the national film censorship board yet.
Either way it is banned due to local film censorship rules.