Beware, "The Wolf of Wall Street" is coming to Dubai!
The real-life “Wolf of Wall Street” Jordan Belfort will visit Dubai on May 19 to speak at a business forum, the Arabian Business reported on Monday.
Belfort, who built one of the largest broker firms in Wall Street in the 1990s, has his decadent downfall featured in the Academy Award-nominated movie 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
The movie recounts the rapid rise and crumbling downfall of the stock-market conman and his partying antics along the way.
The film, which contains more profanities than any film in Hollywood history, has made it to the UAE’s cinema screens, but with a wolf-sized bite taken out of it.
With 546 uses of the F word and 73 other examples of swearing, “lots of religious profanity” and 24 scenes of a sexually explicit or graphic nature, the movie was heavily censored before it hit the silver screen in the UAE.
Lasting for about 45 minutes shorter than its original running time of 180 minutes, the UAE’s version of the movie has left some cinema-goers angry.
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