Borat: November 3,
Sacha Baron Cohen, the star and creator of HBO’s "Da Ali G
Show,” brings his Kazakh journalist character Borat Sagdiyev
to the big screen for the first time. Leaving his native
Kazakhstan, Borat travels to America to make a documentary.
As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in
real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards
behavior generates strong reactions around him, exposing
prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture. In some
cases, Borat's interview subjects embrace his outrageous
views on race and sex by agreeing with him, while others
attempt to offer a patriotic lesson in Western values.
Hilarious. Jaw-dropping. Inflammatory. Dangerous.
Subversive. Borat, a satirical Kazakh journalist caricature
invented and portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen, has been called
all this – and more. Borat became a phenomenon in the U.K.
with the comedy series “Da Ali G Show,” in which Baron
Cohen’s outlandish humor and razor-sharp satire on
anti-Semitism, misogyny and racism, came to life through his
creation’s bizarre behavior and interviews.
Baron Cohen’s innovative and unique work has brought him two
BAFTA awards. “Da Ali G Show” was a worldwide phenomenon,
and Baron Cohen is the only person to twice host the
European MTV Awards. Dictionaries added two words based on
his characters’ “inventive” use of the English language, and
even the Queen Mother was a fan.
In addition, Baron Cohen received critical plaudits for his
role opposite Will Ferrell in this summer’s blockbuster
comedy “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” Also,
Baron Cohen was the voice of the King of the Lemurs in
Even before its release, critics heralded BORAT: CULTURAL
LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF
KAZAKHSTAN as one of the funniest pictures of all time, and
it became the highest-rated comedy on the Internet Movie
Database (IMDB.com). The film’s humor and acclaim stem from
its comedy “dream team”: Sacha Baron Cohen, Larry Charles
from “Seinfeld” and Jay Roach, director of the “Austin
Powers” films. Baron Cohen and Roach are the film’s
producers, with Charles serving as director.
Can Katy ultimately tame her beloved Borat and prove everyone
wrong about the wild-hearted mustang? Will Rob find a way to
support his daughter yet still keep her safe through this
momentous life passage? And can the McLaughlins hold onto the
ranch that they’ve worked so hard to maintain throughout a sea
of social and economic change?
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Director: Larry Charles
Writer: Sacha Baron Cohen
Duration: 1hr 22mins
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen
Producer: Sacha Baron Cohen
Distributor: 20TH CENTURY FOX
Rating: R (for pervasive strong crude and
sexual content including graphic
nudity, and language)
Release Date: November 3, 2006