Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Synopsis: Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Larry Charles
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 33 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min

with a retardation?

Here in America

we try not to make fun of...

...or be funny with things

that people don't choose.

But perhaps you have not seen

someone with a very funny retardation.

My brother, Bilo,

have a very funny retardation.

MentaI retardation causes a lot of pain

and hardship for a lot of families.

Sometime my sister, she show her

vagina to my brother, Bilo, and say:

"You will never get this!

You will never get this! "

He behind his cage, crazy, crazy.

Everybody laugh.

She go, "You never get this! "

But one time, he break cage

and he get this.

And then we all laugh.

High five!


No, that would not be funny

in America, okay?

What is "not" jokes?

A "not" joke is when we're trying

to make fun of something...

...and what we do is we make

a statement that we pretend is true...

...but, at the end, we say, "Not,"

which means it's not true.

So teach me how to make one.

- All right, what color is your suit?

- This suit is gray.

Gray, I would call it blue, okay?

- It's gray.

- All right, it's blue-gray.

But it's certainly

not black, right?

- Let's say it's gray, but-

- It is gray.

Okay, so a "not" joke,

I would say:

"That suit is black. Not! "

This suit is not black.

- No, no, "not" has to be the end.

- Oh, okay.

This suit is black not.

This suit is black, pause-

You know what a pause is?

- Yes.

- This suit is black. Not!

This suit is black. Pause. Not.

No, you don't say "pause. "

This suit is black.

That's a pause. Not!

This suit is black.


- I don't- I'm not-

- Not!

Everybody say U.S.A. television

much better...

...but this I watch for three hours,

do not change.

There's a remote controI here.

Push these two arrows

to change the channeI.

I got him, I got him, I got him!

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Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971) is a British actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Baron Cohen has created and portrayed fictional characters Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard, and Admiral General Aladeen. Like his idol Peter Sellers, he adopts a variety of accents and guises for his characters and rarely appears out of character.In most of his routines, Baron Cohen's characters interact with unsuspecting people, documentary style, who do not realise they are being set up for comic situations and self-revealing ridicule. His other work includes voicing King Julien XIII in the Madagascar film series (2005–2012) and appearing in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Hugo (2011) and Les Misérables (2012). He made a cameo as a BBC News Anchor in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013). In 2016, he played an English football hooligan brother of an MI6 spy in the comedy film Grimsby, and co-starred as Time in the fantasy sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. In 2018, Baron Cohen created and starred in Who Is America? for Showtime, his first television project since Da Ali G Show. Baron Cohen was named Best Newcomer at the 1999 British Comedy Awards for The 11 O'Clock Show, and since then, he has received two BAFTA Awards for Da Ali G Show, several Emmy nominations, a nomination for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay, and a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his work in the feature film Borat. After the release of Borat, Baron Cohen stated that because the public had become too familiar with the characters, he would retire Borat and Ali G. Similarly, after the release of Brüno, Baron Cohen stated he would also retire the title character. At the 2012 British Comedy Awards, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award, accepting the award while reprising his Ali G character. In 2013, he received the BAFTA Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. more…

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