UK newspaper The Guardian has reported that UK distributor Tartan Films is filing a lawsuit against Revolution Films, the makers of recent Cannes film Nine Songs. According to the UK daily, Tartan is suing for 2 million pounds "of lost profits" after Revolution pulled the film from Tartan in order to seek a new distributor. Songs, which was directed by Revolution partner Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, Wonderland) reportedly contains un-simulated cunnilingus and fellatio as well as ejaculation, is likely to face a battle to receive an '18' rating in the UK. In an unusual turn of events, filmmaker Winterbottom has reportedly agreed to make the required cuts and according to Variety, this angered Hamish McAlpine, Tartan's chairman, who has often battled the censors. McAlpine, one of Britain's leading distributors, is famous for among other things, a very public row with American filmmaker Larry Clark (Kids) at the 2002 London Film Festival.

Isn't it the distributor who usually angers the director by insisting on cuts?

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