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Hitler ends up on cutting room floor
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PHUKET: A controversial scene in a short film produced by the Prime Minister’s Office, featuring an image of Nazi Germany’s former dictator Adolf Hitler, has been removed following an uproar.

PM’s Office Minister Panadda Diskul said on Wednesday that the controversial scene had been edited out even before it was reported by the media earlier this week.

He said Hitler was portrayed negatively in the short film “Learning about Power of the People“, which is part of a series called “Thai Niyom” (Pro-Thai) produced by the agency and directed by well-known film directors.

“In the film, Hitler is not portrayed positively or admiringly,” Mr Panadda said.

The scene featured a proud boy completing a painting of Hitler and the Nazi swastika emblem. A friend of the artist is applauding him. Panadda said the film’s intended message was that dictatorship and dishonesty would only bring national shame.

— Phuket Gazette Editors

 

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