The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
One of the more subversive figures in late 20th century and early 21st century comedy, Larry Charles was a former stand-up who brought a sense of enlightened anarchy to such groundbreaking series as “Seinfeld” (NBC, 1989-1998) and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO, 2000- ) as well as to big screen hits like “Borat” (2006). A provocateur whose skill at intelligent, absurdist humor was matched – or countered – by his penchant for gross-out gags, Charles’ creations amassed a huge fan base that elevated him to the forefront of the comedy scene. Not every project matched “Borat” and “Seinfeld” in popularity, but when Charles struck pay dirt, it invariably made headlines and furthered his status as one of the industry’s most creative figures.
Born in Brooklyn, NY on Feb. 20, 1956 and raised in Brighton Beach, Charles developed a healthy skepticism for established institutions, especially religion, through the twin influences of his pious grandfather and his father, who used puns and wordplay… read more
C’est le premier film que je vois avec Sacha Baron Cohen. Je connais le bonhomme de réputation, notamment d’une part avec son personnage d’Ali G, mais aussi pour les bonhommes créés de toutes pièces… read review
The Republic of Wadiya is ruled by an eccentric and oppressive leader named Hafez Aladeen. Aladeen is summoned to New York to a UN assembly to address concerns about his country’s nuclear weapons program… read review
As most reviewers of The Dictator might tell you, this film is far from being great. Like most films starring Sacha Baron Cohen the film consist of gag after gag meant to make the audience feel uncomfortable… read review