UPDATED: The controversy here in the U.S. over Django Unchained‘s depiction of slavery apparently didn’t bother China’s oft-finicky film czars. Django has been cleared for an April 11 release in the territory, after the film already has grossed more than $400 million worldwide ($241 million overseas) since its December 25 domestic bow. We’re hearing that the edits to the film, with a running time of 2 hours and 45 minutes, are minimal — a little more than a minute of the total, a source with knowledge of the situation says. This marks the first release in China for a Quentin Tarantino film. Sony Pictures has handled the international rollout of Django, which is a co-production between The Weinstein Company and Sony and is coming off an awards season that included five Oscar nominations and two wins — Tarantino for Best Original Screenplay and Christoph Waltz for Best Supporting Actor.
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