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Bob Hoskins Nude [ Sunday, 09 Mar 08 | 17:30 ]
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Today Ruben and I watched Mrs Henderson Presents that stars Bob Hoskins. In a brief scene most of the cast, including Hoskins, are shown nude. Mrs. Henderson, played by Dame Judi Dench, remarks “You are Jewish!” Even the dachshund in her arms looks over at Hoskins. Rubin and I both laughed heartily at this point.

After seeing the film I asked Ruben what was its classification as there was nothing displayed on the screen. The DVD case said that it was approved for all audiences in Spain. I looked at the film’s entry on the IMDB, and it states:

MPAA: Rated R for nudity and brief language.

Attitudes toward film censorship in Spain are unusual due to the adverse affect of the dictatorship and heavy censorship under Franco. Most Spaniards are against censorship and prefer personal responsibility and liberalism. Few people show much respect for film certification. For example, theatres in Spain don’t ask for identification. Here are the various ratings:

  • All - Suitable for all audiences
  • Especialmente Recomendada para la Infancia - Especially suitable for infancy
  • 7 - Suitable for audiences 7 and over
  • 13 - Suitable for audiences 13 and over
  • 18 - Suitable for audiences 18 and over
  • Película X - Pornographic movie

From: winstonthriller
Sunday, 09 Mar 08 | 20:27 (UTC)
Well, in the US release, Bob Hoskins DID appear nude. You can see his meat and potatoes, so to speak, though it is a very brie underlit scene.
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