"Batman" has the main role to Christian Bale, in the midst of promoting a film that was made in China that some critics have called propaganda, was physically stopped by the guards with the support of government to visit a blind activist who lives in house arrest, with a CNN crew in tow to record the altercation.
CNN has posted the resumption of the comparison on its website Friday. The clash and advertising is likely to cause problems in China movie industry with the support of the government, which hopes the film Dances "The Flowers of War" will be a creative success at home and abroad.
The actions of the star are sure to focus attention on the situation of Chen Guangcheng, guarded around the clock by thugs who blocked dozens of activists and journalists who try to see him in person before.
The dance was to leave China Friday and its representatives could not immediately be reached for comment.
Bale, who won an Oscar for best supporting actor last year for "The Fighter," has traveled Thursday with a crew from CNN to the Chen village in eastern China, where, the blind lawyer, lives with his family in isolation complete.
Were stopped at the entrance to the village of Dongshigu in Shandong province by unidentified men.
The exhibitions of video Packed to ask to see Chen, a CNN producer who provides interpretation, but being ordered by one of the guards to leave. He then asked why could not pass through. The guards replied trying to grab or punch a small camera Bale wore.
"What I wanted to do was to actually meet the man, shaking his hand and says what inspiration is," the dance was cited as the saying by CNN.
Chen's case was publicly raised by U.S. lawmakers and diplomats, including Minister Hillary Rodham Clinton, all to no response from China.
CNN said it first learned of Chen Dance by news reports of China when he was filming "The Flowers of War," China's official submission for this year's Oscar for best foreign language film.
"Chen Guangcheng is an interesting figure ... and since this is in the interest of global CNN viewers to hear from him," CNN said in a statement. "Mr. Balla has stretched out my hand to CNN and has invited us to the ' join Chen on his trip to visit. "
Chen, a self-taught lawyer, was blinded by a fever in childhood, has angered authorities after documenting the late-term abortions and sterilizations and other abuses by the authorities forced overzealous trying to meet the goals of population control in his community Rural.
It was apparently imprisoned for instigating attack on the offices of government and organize a group of people to break traffic, charges his supporters say were fabricated.
Although free now officially under the law, has been confined to his house in the village of eight hours drive from Beijing and subjected to regular beatings and other abuse, activists say.
While the visit of Dance focuses new attention on the case of Chen, the role of CNN raises questions of activism and advocacy among journalists, said David Bandurski, publisher of Media Design in China on University of Hong Kong Web site.
"I was immediately uncomfortable, wondering how it all came together. Raises questions about where the lines are drawn," Bandurski said.
The episode also drew strong interest, most of it very positive, on social networking sites like twitter and its Chinese equivalent, Weibo.
Have their pinging the name of the star through the Internet in connection with that person's politically sensitive promoters of "The War of Flowers" in a bond. The film opens Friday in China and the United States next week.
Directed by Zhang Yimou, the renowned, is also the most expensive Chinese film ever made, for $ 94 million, some of which came from state-owned Bank of China.
The film focuses on the sackcloth of the 1937 eastern city of Nanjing, a central event in the pre-revolutionary China, "the century of humiliation" and has been described by some critics as cutting the official propaganda that paints the victims as a heroic Chinese and Japanese as villains cartoon surface.
While China has the world's third-most grand'industria movies, box office both in and out, has made quite small overall impact. The plots are often heavily influenced by the Communist Party of the decision, the Ministers of Culture must approve the final manuscript and have said above, if a film gets released.