Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan , more commonly known simply as Borat , is a satirical mockumentary comedy film co-written and produced by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen who also plays the title character, Borat Sagdiyev , a fictitious Kazakh journalist travelling through the United States recording real-life interactions with Americans. The film was directed by Larry Charles and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Much of the film features unscripted vignettes of Borat interviewing and interacting with real-life Americans who believe he is a foreigner with little or no understanding of American customs. Controversy surrounded the film from two years prior to its release, and after the film's release, some cast members spoke against, and even sued, its creators.
What's real in "Borat"?
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The satirical film, entitled "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan ," documented Borat's trek across America, the colorful people he meets during his travels, and his burning desire to meet "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson. Played by British actor Sacha Baron Cohen , who first introduced the character on his television series, "Da Ali G Show," Borat's anti-Semitic and sexist comments often exposed tested his subjects' patience and exposed their prejudices. That was one of the amazing things about Borat: He had an uncanny way of getting people to talk about things that we we weren't hearing in public. All interviews have been condensed and combined for space and clarity. It was good and people loved it but we felt slightly that we copped out.
'Borat' Turns 10: Real Stories Behind the Making of the Satirical Documentary
No matter how you feel about Sacha Baron Cohen -- and the man tends to elicit strong reactions -- you can't deny that he is fearless. In honor of his new film, Grimsby , take a look back at some of the gonzo comedian's most outlandish on-screen antics. If you were worried that Baron Cohen's love of gross bodily functions would wane with time, fear not! He's recently been peddling a particularly salacious excerpt from his new film Grimsby on late-night shows, which apparently involves Baron Cohen getting slapped in the face by an elephant's dong while hiding inside another elephant's vagina.