Broadcast in China on the Tencent Video streaming platform, David Fincher’s film has had its famous final scene amputated, replaced by a completely different conclusion.
We are at the end of Fight Club.
At the top of a gigantic building, the protagonist of the film played by Edward Norton finally manages to get rid of Tyler Durden, his imaginary enemy played by Brad Pitt, and who is in fact a fragment of his own personality. Despite Durden’s disappearance, the plan imagined by the latter is carried out, and the narrator watches the city being engulfed by a huge explosion, alongside Marla Singer.
23 years later, Chinese audiences have finally been able to discover David Fincher’s famous psychological thriller, as the film was recently released on the Tencent Video platform, according to the site Vice. The conclusion of the feature film, however, has been completely watered down, amputated from the mythical sequence that we have just described, and therefore has nothing to do with the end that we know.
Indeed, in the Chinese version, Tyler Durden’s plan falls through, and the character is arrested by the police. The last scene of the film is therefore purely and simply cut, replaced by the following text:
“Thanks to the clues provided by Tyler, the police quickly figured out his whole plan and arrested the criminals, successfully preventing the bomb from detonating. After his trial, Tyler was sent to an insane asylum where he received treatment psychological. He was discharged from hospital in 2012.”
A drastic and disconcerting change, therefore, which offers the viewer a point of view almost opposite to the one we know. No official information specifies if this censorship is the fact of the Chinese government or if it was decided by the Tencent Video platform, which did not wish to comment.
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