Movie of Austrian Producer “Paradise: Faith” with Blasphemous Content

Country: Italy

Date of incident: September 2, 2012

The movie “Paradise: Faith”, shown at the film festival in Venice, scandalized the audience because of a masturbation scene using a cross.

According to a report of the Italian catholic website „Pontifex“ the catholic organization “NO 194” has filed charges against the Austrian film director Ulrich Seidl, the main actress Maria Hofstätter and the producer of the movie.

Official charges of blasphemy have been filed with the Public Prosecutor of Venice by the attorney Pietro Guerini, who states that a limit of respect for religious has been exceeded.

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