Vietnam has banned the Korean action movie, The Roundup, because it’ s “too violent”.
“Despite the effort, The Roundup has been banned by Vietnam for presenting too many violent scenes,” The Korea Herald quoted a Lotte Cinema official as saying last Thursday.
The action film, played by Lee, better known as Ma Dong-seok, presents a cop’s journey to extradite a suspect, who has been committing crimes against South Korean tourists in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
The movie was shot in South Korea and Vietnam.
By 11 June 2022, 10 million people in South Korea have bought tickets to watch the movie. The movie became the first South Korean film to achieve the feat after director Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning Parasite in 2019.
An official from film industry told The Korea Herald, the fact that Ho Chi Minh City was depicted in the movie as a lawless city may have influenced the Vietnamese authorities’ decision to ban it.