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Traders arrested in Kenya for selling ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’

BANNED FILM: The Wolf Of Wall Street

KENYAN POLICE have arrested dozens of pirate DVD traders who have been selling banned film The Wolf Of Wall Street.

Film authorities in the country decided to forbid the distribution of the Oscar-nominated movie, which is directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio.

It was banned because of its depiction of sex, swearing and nudity.

If charged, those arrested could be imprisoned for several years.

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) said at least 30 DVD sellers had been detained.

KFCB spokeswoman Eva Mbuni told the BBC: “We are doing this for the sake of our children and our women.

“What we are seeing is more and more films being produced portraying our women and children badly.

“Are we [only] showing them for sexual gratification?”

She added: “The movie could have been allowed, if the distributors had edited out some of the parts we were uncomfortable with.

“But they refused our advisory to them and we had no choice.”

The Hollywood film tells the true story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who made millions illegally in the New York financial markets in the 1980s and 1990s.

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