POLAND: Passion Tax

Polish cinema producers concluded three months of dickering and compromise with their Government last week, resigned themselves to pay a tax newly and ingeniously imposed upon the so-called "baser passions."

Hereafter "imported or domestic films of an erotic, lustful, or libidinous character" will be taxed in Poland at 100% of their rental price. Films at which the pulses of the police censor do not quicken* will be taxed only 75% if made abroad, only 10% if filmed in Poland.

*Japanese police censors were last week reported as having deleted 2,350 kisses from imported...

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