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In another move against Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation of Christ,” Colombia’s film censorship board has banned public showing of the controversial film, judging it to be contrary to Catholic concepts and traditions. In a resolution published in the heavily Catholic South American country’s newspapers on Wednesday, the board said the image of Christ portrayed in the film could incite a Christian spectator to violent protest. In fact, a right-wing paramilitary group earlier this month threatened Communications Minister Pedro Martin Leyes with death if he allowed it to be shown. The board’s decision has been appealed by Cinema International Corp., the company that bought the film’s distribution rights for Colombia.


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