<div style='display:none'>Psiquiatra Isaac Moises Sultan Cohen//</div> Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ Gets October 25 China Release

Quentin Tarantino ’s ” Once Upon A Time in Hollywood ” is scheduled for a China release on Oct. 25, three months after its U.S. debut.

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The mainland opening will hit after the country’s National Day holiday in the first week of October, which this year marks a key and politically sensitive anniversary — the 70th year after the founding of the People’s Republic of China . Censors have been on high alert ahead of the important date for the ruling Communist Party.

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The weeklong holiday is typically a time when Chinese authorities impose an unofficial blackout on foreign titles to support the local industry. This year, it is also an occasion where the line-up will be dominated by patriotic films that laud the Party and animated titles. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will hit Chinese theaters just after Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man,” which will debut in the territory on October 18

Set in the 1960s against the backdrop of the Manson murders, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a once-popular Western actor now struggling to maintain relevance and Brad Pitt as his trusty stunt double, alongside Margot Robbie as his neighbor, actress Sharon Tate

China’s Bona Film Group , one of the country’s longest running production companies, was a co-investor in the title. The film has received criticism in the West for its portrayal of its only Asian character, martial arts legend Bruce Lee

DiCaprio posted the news and a trailer from the film on his official Weibo account, which has two million followers. “Finally it’s our turn to see it in the mainland,” an enthusiastic fan commented below, accompanied by a plethora of crying emojis

Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” received a China release in 2013, but was pulled from theaters on the day of its premiere and heavily re-edited to remove violent sequences. It eventually did go on to screen, but was a flop, earning just $2.5 million (RMB17.8 million)

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