Martin Scorsese's latest big screen release The Wolf of Wall Street has set a new Guinness World Records record title for most swearing in one film.

The same f-word expletive is used 506 times – an average of 2.81 times per minute.

The film, starring Scorsese's regular go-to star Leonardo DiCaprio, is based on a memoir by Wall Street trader Jordan Belfort, whose decadent fast-living partying and gratuitous wealth created from dubious stockbroking is depicted in the biopic.

The National reports that the heavy use of profanity, drug use and sexually explicit scenes has caused distribution problems in the Middle East - the cut version of the film showing in cinemas across the United Arab Emirates is forty five minutes shorter than the original uncut release.

“Swear words were muted, which made almost every sentence in the movie hard to understand," complained one disgruntled viewer.

Scorsese has broken his own record - Vegas gangster epic Casino (1995) was a record breaking swear-fest at the time of release, containing 422 uses of the f-bomb (including in the narration) - 2.4 times per minute.

The most swearing in one film title was also previously held by gritty domestic British drama Nil By Mouth (1997), written and directed by Gary Oldman, which contained 428 uses of the expletive.