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Dragon Tattoo Won’t Be Released in India After Director Refused to Cut Sex, Rape Scenes

Daniel Craig, left, and Rooney Mara star in Columbia Pictures' "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo."

Sony Pictures will not be releasing The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in India after all. The film was deemed unsuitable for viewing unless certain scenes were cut — namely three sex scenes (two heterosexual, one lesbian, all involving Rooney Mara's Lisbeth) as well as one rape scene and another sexualized torture scene. Naturally, director David Fincher refused to cut anything that would detract from his psycho-sexual thriller being, well, a psycho-sexual thriller.

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