Father's Day - Australia Denies Rating
The horror comedy Father's Day was made in 2011 and was supposed to be screened on the Monster Fest Film Festival in Melbourne. However, the Australian ratings board refused to give the film a classification. That means that adults are not allowed to see the film, too.
Oddly enough, the film got an exception permit so that it was allowed to be shown in Sydney prior to the festival in Melbourne. A detailed reasoning has not yet been released but instead, general information is given:
In contrast to e.g. the US, Australia omits the possibility to release a film unrated (similar to the UK, where the film got a BBFC 18 without cuts). Therefore, a censor board has to examine a film prior to its release. The case at hand means that Father's Day is currently banned, even for adults.
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