'Passion' uncut for Egypt, Singapore bows

Fine, Janet; Osborne, Magz
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/24/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 63, p6
Trade Publication
Censors have passed actor Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ" to screen uncut in Egypt and Singapore. Five prints will be distributed by Egypt's Allied Film Distributors. Few movies depicting Jesus Christ have reached Egyptian screens. The movie "Jesus of Nazareth" was screened for only five days in Cairo, then pulled to pacify extremist groups. Since then, all other dramatic depictions of the life of Christ have been shown on videotapes in specialized Christian libraries or in Coptic churches and cultural centers.


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