Gibson's Apocalypto Slapped With Age Ban In Italy
LATEST: An Italian court has banned children under 14 from seeing harrowing new Mel Gibson movie APOCALYPTO, overthrowing a decision by the country's censors deeming the film fit for kids.
The Italian censors had been widely criticised for failing to impose any age restriction on the film, which features graphic scenes of decapitation and mutilation, but the court has now laid down a temporary ban pending a hearing on 17 January (07).
MARCO RAMADORI, a lawyer for Codacons, the consumer group who successfully campaigned for the age restriction, says, "Even before hearing our arguments, they've slapped the ban to safeguard minors."
Russia is now the only country screening the film without any form of age restriction.