Washington, (ANI): Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner starer 'The
Kingdom' has been banned in Bahrain and Kuwait. The Peter
Berg-directed movie revolves around an elite FBI team that journeys
to Saudi Arabia to investigate a terror attack on a U.S. compound,
has been passed uncut in the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon and
"The Kingdom" was the first Hollywood film to lense in Abu
Dhabi, and its distributor has high hopes for it in the UAE, where
it will be screened in 30 screens. "It's a big release. There
shouldn't be any controversy. The real question is, Did this happen
in Saudi Arabia? Of course it did. The film isn't against anyone.
It's a good movie," Variety quoted said Gulf Film topper Salim
Ramia, as saying.
The movie was inspired by bombings at at the Riyadh compound
(May 12, 2003) and the Khobar housing complex (June 26, 1996) in
the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 19 U.S. servicemen were killed in the
blast. The film was screened at the Edinburgh International Film
Festival as its yearly 'Surprise Movie' on 22 August 2007.