Fifty Shades of Grey,” which has its premiere in Berlin next week, will not be released in Malaysia.

The film was denied a certificate by the Malaysian Film Censorship Board (LPF).

A release on Feb. 12 through United International Pictures has been cancelled.

The LPF chairman Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid said it is “more pornography than a movie.”

“The board made a decision in view of the film containing scenes that are not of natural sexual content. The content is more sadistic, featuring scenes of a woman being tied to a bed and whipped,” Abdul Halim said.

The film features Jamie Dornan as a wealthy and intriguing businessman and Dakota Johnson as a virgin literature student who develop a relationship featuring bondage sex. The film is based on a best-selling novel by E.L. James.

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