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15 July 2024

Pak cinemas say no to Bin Laden movie

By Staff

The film based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden will not be screened in Pakistan cinemas as the distributors in Pakistan are not keen to screen the film due to security concerns.

'Zero Dark Thirty' by by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow has already hit the movie halls in other countries, even as the film continues to rack up nominations at various awards ceremonies.

However, the distributors remain firm on their decision not to show the film to their countrymen. Some distributors say they don't see any reason to import the film as it does not have 'commercial potential'. Also getting any film pass the censor board would not be easy given the film's subject.

The film shows how the CIA tracked the world's most-wanted man for a decade.

According to a shop owner in Pakistan who stocks DVDs, there is great demand for the pirated DVDs of 'Zero Dark Thirty'. The DVDs are available in all the big cities of the country and many have watched it by illegally downloading the film from the internet.