France blocks further showing of Lars von Trier film 'Antichrist'

Paris (AFP) –


French authorities on Tuesday banned Lars von Trier's "Antichrist" from being shown, seven years after it was released, because it contains "extreme violence" and "unsimulated sex".

The administrative appeals court ruled that the film, starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg, included content that meant it should be "banned to all minors" and its classification certificate should be removed.

It cannot be shown to any audience until a new classification is awarded.