Now, though, after almost two weeks of showing the film, Cinemaxx - the biggest theater chain the country - has decided to remove Valley from its screens. Though some liberal politicians in Germany are unsettled by the decision, the country's large Turkish population makes the issue a complicated one. According to reports, "The film comes at a time when the integration of Turks into German society is lagging due to high levels of crime, unemployment and failures in education — and critics say that the movie offers little to improve the dialogue." Additionally, fears about possible racial conflicts are high in the wake of the recent riots in France, and many people who normally support free speech are not sure it's worth the risk in this case.
Despite the move by Cinemaxx, however, Valley remains on screens in Germany. It cannot be officially banned unless it's found to violate laws against hate speech or the glorification of intense violence, neither of which seems likely at this point.