It seems that Lebanon may be one of the few countries in the region that will be showing David Fincher’s movie, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:

Hollywood’s English-language remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo may be performing well at international box offices, but few cinema screens across the region – including those in the UAE – will show it.

The producers of the US$90 million (Dh330.5m) film, directed by David Fincher and based on Stieg Larsson’s best-selling book, have declined to accept the cuts proposed by censors.

Apparently the graphic sex scenes were of main concern:

“All of the removed scenes contained nudity or of a sexual nature – no material was removed for religious or political reasons. But [director] David Fincher himself was not happy with the edits and has forbidden the film to be shown in the new format.” [according to Kifah Ghraizi, operations manager at Empire UAE]

The movie will hit cinemas in Lebanon on Thursday:

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo will, however, reach cinemas in Lebanon, where it is due to open on January 5. “It’s a shame about the other countries because it’s such a brilliant movie,” said Ms Szakacs [of Empire International].