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Romania bans Nymphomaniac II film

Shia LaBeouf is among the stars of Nymphomaniac: Photo © Romania bans Nymphomaniac II film Photo

Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac II has been banned from cinemas in Romania.

The country's cinema board declared the film - which stars Shia LaBeouf, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgard - unfit for public viewing, a decision which the distributor said is unique in Europe.

The two-part film about a woman's erotic journey through life was due to be released on February 7.

However, the National Centre of Cinematography told the distributor the film would be labelled IM 18 XXX - banned to minors and the general public.

Distributor Independence Film called it "a case of censorship which is unique in Europe," and said it would appeal.

Chairman of the Senate's Culture Committee Georgica Severin criticised the decision, saying Nymphomaniac I was already running in Romanian cinemas.

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