Back in 2006, Sacha Baron Cohen became very famous (and infamous) for playing Borat, a clueless but lovable Kazakhstani who finds himself winning over Americans in spite of himself. Borat itself was a spin-off of another Cohen vehicle, Da Ali G Show, which aired from 2000-2005 on Channel 4 in the UK and on HBO in the U.S. The twist to both programs was that they were both part-fiction, part-reality as Cohen’s character interacted with real Americans, and not usually in ways meant to highlight their best qualities.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is in exactly that same vein, only this time it adds Irina Nowak, playing Borat’s daughter, whom he plans to use to bribe someone in the American government to aid his own country. It’s all explained in the movie’s full title: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
The trailer reveals some of these incredibly awkward moments, including Cohen’s actual infiltration of Vice President Mike Pence’s speech during February’s CPAC convention in Washington, D.C.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is directed by Jason Woliner (The Last Man on Earth, Nathan For You) and comes from a script by Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman and Lee Kern.
The film was produced by Sacha Baron Cohen, Monica Levinson and Anthony Hines and executive produced by Buddy Enright, Nicholas Hatton, Peter Baynham, Dan Mazer and Stuart Miller.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm debuts on Amazon on Oct. 23—just days before the 2020 election.
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