The scene in which Florence Pugh appears nude in Oppenheimer has been digitally censored for theatrical release.
A nude scene featured in the film Oppenheimer was censored in various countries including India.
Images of Florence Pugh “covered” in a digitally augmented black dress have been posted online on social media.
In the original version of Oppenheimer’s film, Jean Tatlock, played by Florence Pugh, talks topless to the main character, played by Cillian Murphy.
It looks like changes have been made to the versions distributed in India and the Middle East.
Sources close to the production confirmed that the change was necessary for distribution in some countries where regulations regarding sexuality, nudity and the use of vulgar terms are very strict.
Oppenheimer’s film in India has been at the center of controversy over a quotation from a sacred text. Bhagavad Gita in which the protagonist compares himself to Death and calls himself “the destroyer of worlds”.
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Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is an IMAX historical thriller that takes viewers into the gripping, paradoxical story of a mysterious man who must risk destroying the world to save it.
The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Oscar winner Matt Damon plays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, the founding commissioner of the US Atomic Energy Commission. Academy Award nominee Florence Pugh plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie plays theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano plays Robert Serber, and Josh Hartnett plays American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence. It also stars Oscar winner Rami Malek, eight-time Oscar nominee actor, writer and director Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Dylan Arnold, David Kramholtz, Alden Ehrenreich and Matthew Modine.