The move to stop the film from being screened in the country came after nine out of the culture ministry's 14 members agreed to veto its release, Contactmusic reports. In a letter to the country's film distributor Sinergia, officials wrote: “The Ukrainian ministry of culture has decided to ban all showings of this film on Ukrainian territory."
"The film contains unjustified showing of genital organs and sexual relations and shows homosexual acts and homosexual perversions in an explicitly realist manner. (It also contains) sadistic manifestations which could damage the morality of citizens."
The film stars Cohen as gay Austrian fashionista Bruno.