“Why ‘Death on the Nile’ was Barred in Lebanon and Kuwait: The Gal Gadot Factor”

The movie Death on the Nile, which stars Gal Gadot among other actors like Kenneth Branagh and Annette Bening, has been prohibited from being screened in Kuwait and Lebanon. The reason for the ban is reportedly because Gadot has previously served in the Israeli military. The film is also known as Murder on the Nile in Vietnamese.

Disney’s spy films have recently been banned in both Lebanon and Kuwait due to objections concerning the involvement of Gal Gadot, who served in the Israeli military for two years before launching her career as a model and actress. Gadot, who is best known for her role as Wonder Woman, was born in Israel and, like all citizens, was obliged to abide by the Military Service Law. Meanwhile, Israel and Lebanon continue to engage in a dispute over technology, with Lebanon implementing a law that prohibits products originating from Israel.

The film “Death on the Nile” has recently been in the news due to its controversial stars and past bans. Gal Gadot, who stars in the movie, has faced previous bans in Lebanon for her role in “Wonder Woman” and its sequel. The film also features Kenneth Branagh as detective Hercule Poirot, reprising his role from “Murder on the Orient Express.” However, actor Armie Hammer, who plays Simon Doyle, has been accused of sexual assault, including charges of brutally raping a woman known as Effie for four hours in Los Angeles back in 2017. These allegations have caused quite a stir around the film.

Armie Hammer’s attorney has denied the rape allegations against him, claiming that the encounter was consensual and pre-agreed upon by both parties. However, following a press conference held by the accuser Effie in March 2021, Hammer is now being investigated for sexual assault by the Los Angeles Police Department in connection to a case from February 2021. In other news, “Death on the Nile” is a mystery thriller film based on Agatha Christie’s novel of the same name. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and produced by Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh, and Judy Hofflund, the movie features Gal Gadot as Linnet Ridgeway-Doyle. The film received mixed reviews from critics and was released internationally in February 2022. Gadot, a renowned Israeli actress, has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential people globally by Time magazine and has also been listed among the highest-paid actresses in the world.

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