Adam Sandler faces Middle East movie ban
Adam Sandler’s latest comedy You Don’t Mess With The Zohan has been banned in the Middle East.
By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor
Last Updated: 4:51PM BST 19 Aug 2008
Sandler plays a Mossad agent who fakes his death in order to fulfil his dream of becoming a hairdresser, moving to New York and getting a job in a Palestinian-run salon.
His arch-enemy is a preposterous Palestinian character known as The Phantom, played by John Turturro.
The film’s makers insist it is not biased, claiming: “We’re equal opportunities offenders.”
But while it is playing in Israeli cinemas, the film has been banned by censors in Egypt, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.