Sony’s Latest Film, ‘Uncharted’ Has Been Banned in Vietnam
Vietnam has officially blocked Sony’s latest action flick ‘Uncharted’ over the film’s inclusion of the ‘nine-dash-line’.
The scene in question, shows a map that features the ‘nine-dash-line’, a line included on Chinese maps to indicate its claim over large areas of the South China Sea, including those part of what Vietnam refers to as its continental shelf.
State-run Vietnam News Agency cited Vi Kien Thanh, head of the department of Cinema, in their report.
“The film was banned from distribution after we watched it and found it contained an illegal image of the infamous nine-dash line,”.
This is not the first instance of films being banned in Vietnam over the inclusion of the ‘nine-dash-line’. DreamWorks’ “Abominable” was also banned in 2019 for the same issue, as was certain episodes of “Pine Gap” on Netflix.
The film is based on the Sony exclusive game series of the same name, which has been hugely successful as a Playstation Exclusive. The film stars Spiderman’s Tom Holland as a treasure hunter, alongside Mark Wahlburg.
Protests by Vietnam have occurred twice this week in regard to military exercises by Taiwan and China in what it declares as its ‘exclusive economic zone’, and request that Vietnam’s sovereignty was respected.