return icon

Korean action comedy banned in Vietnam because of too many violent scenes

The Roundup, a Korean action comedy that topped 10 million admissions in local theaters, will not be screened in Vietnam because of its violent scenes.
Korean action comedy banned in Vietnam because of too many violent scenes ảnh 1 A scene in the film 

Vi Kien Thanh, Director of the Cinema Department, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, today said that The Roundup hit movie in Korea was not licensed to be screened in theaters in Vietnam because there were too many violent scenes.

According to the director of the Cinema Department, the violence level of the film is rated C18 which means the film is only suitable for audiences over 18 years old, so the Board of Review decided that this film will not be released in Vietnam.

The Roundup is the sequel to The Outlaw 1, a crime action film that once hit the Korean big screen when it was released in October 2017.

The Roundup tells the story of detective Ma Suk Do (played by actor Ma Dong Seok) who travels to Vietnam to extradite a suspect only to find out about additional murder cases involving an unknown killer because the killer has committed crimes against Korean tourists in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam for many years.

The film’s scenes are shot in Korea and Vietnam, with many action scenes and crime scenes. Due to the complicated Covid-19 development in Ho Chi Minh City last year, the film crew could not come to Vietnam to record as planned; therefore, they had to create the scene right at the suburban film set and edit it with graphic techniques.

The official 1-minute trailer of the film attracts attention with some familiar contexts in Vietnam, yet there are pretty bloody violent scenes. The Roundup premieres in Korea in May 2022 and attracts nine million moviegoers after 20 days of release. This is the 28th movie at the Korean box office to reach 10 million tickets sold.

Source: SGGP


EuroCham Chairman praises strong and forward-looking government

Vietnam’s recovery has been ensured by strong and forward-looking government support which helped to bring in more high-profile FDI projects

Many firms suspend raising capital from stock market

Many enterprises have either stopped mobilizing capital or changed their capital-raising plans on the stock market amid existing uncertainties and disadvantages.

HCM City runs out of Covid-19 vaccines

HCM City has run out of Covid-19 vaccines over the past 10 days, said Nguyen Hong Tam, the deputy director of the municipal Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.


Chinese police hand over wanted man to Lao Cai authorities

Foreign-invested enterprises face up to procedural barriers

Administrative procedures such as a prolonged timeline for obtaining business licences, as well as overlaps in the legal framework, are continuing to affect the expansion plans of many foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam. Vietnam among ten attractive destinations to escape Europe’s winter

With its year-round warm tropical climate, breathtakingly beautiful scenery, and exciting culture, Vietnam is gradually becoming an attractive destination for German tourists.


Real estate sector faces debt default risk

Shan Tuyet tea, valuable timber plants named ‘Vietnam Heritage Trees’

More than 1,300 Shan Tuyet tea plants in Ha Giang province and a group of valuable timber trees in Dak Nong province have been recognised as “Vietnam Heritage Trees”.

Fast fashion brands scale up for growth

Surviving and developing in a competitive fast fashion market remains a challenge for many brands, especially for newcomers.

Arguments arise as properties required to be traded on exchange

Controversy has arisen over the Ministry of Construction’s draft of the amended law on real estate trading as it requires real estate products to be traded on an official exchange.

Boeing accelerates cooperation with Vietnamese suppliers

Boeing, the world’s leading aerospace company based in the US, are accelerating cooperation with Vietnamese suppliers and universities to provide a foundation for long-term industrial growth.

Expecting coffee exports to hit a record $4 billion

Vietnam Coffee Cocoa Association (Vicofa) forecasted that if the export price of coffee remained at a high level, as in the first half of the year

Major investors worry as stock market weakens

The stock market boards have been covered with red amid investors’ rising caution. There are few buyers, while selling pressure still exists. Foreign investors’ behavior has affected the market.

Vietnam sees great potential in ASEAN halal market

Despite opportunities available in the ASEAN halal food market, Vietnamese exporters have to date exported only a small amount of halal products to some countries in the region.

Vietnam is becoming a beacon in the region: The Brussels Times

The Brussels Times of Belgium has run an article highlighting that Vietnam is becoming a beacon in the region with the capacity to control inflation and maintain economic growth at a high level despite turbulent international affairs.