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Russia cut out Vladimir Putin's address and jokes about Russians from Roman Polanski's film "The Palace"

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Russians did not appreciate the jokes in the film "The Palace"

The film "The Palace" by Polish-French director Roman Polanski was edited in two minutes in Russian cinemas. The cuts were made due to the removal of jokes about Russians and an address by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is often criticized for his authoritarian style. Journalists who watched the original film at the Venice Film Festival noted these alterations.

Scenes featuring the dictator's New Year's address, the ambassador's wife falling face-first into a plate of black caviar, and other instances where Russians were ridiculed were reportedly excised from the film. This information was reported by Russian media.

Russia cut out Vladimir Putin's address and jokes about Russians from Roman Polanski's film ''The Palace''

The Russian film distributor did not deny that the film was mysteriously edited before the screening. However, they did not specify which scenes were objected to by the Russian authorities.

The premiere in Russia occurred the day before, on November 23. The narrative of the film unfolds in a luxurious Swiss hotel on the eve of the New Year 2000 celebration, interweaving the destinies of the guests and the staff serving them.

The main roles were played by actors from the United States (Mickey Rourke), France (Fanny Ardant), Germany (Oliver Masucci), Great Britain (John Cleese), and, surprisingly, Russia. Actor Alexander Petrov portrayed one of the characters in "The Palace."

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