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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Directed by Larry Charles ; screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen; produced by Sacha Baron Cohen, Jay Roach. Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Pamela Anderson. Fictional Kazakhstani TV personality Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the "greatest country in the world." With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson than in pursuing his assignment. In this mockumentary film his ignorance, prejudice, and boorish behavior produce humorous results. Special features: Censored footages (8 deleted scenes); Propaganda ("Global propaganda tour", "Musics infomercial", "Coming Kazakhstan in 2028"). 84 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

See also:
Krauthammer. Charles. "Just an Anti-Semitic Laugh? Hardly." Washington Post, November 24, 2006 Full-text of this article / review is available:UCB users only

James, William Closson. "Borat and Anti-Semitism." Journal of Religion and Film, 12 no 1 Ap 2008 Full-text of this article / review is available: UCB users only

Leyden, Joel. "Of Borat, America, anti-Semitism, Israel, ADL, and Kazakhstan." Israel News Agency Full-text of this article / review is available: UCB users only

Rosen, Steven. "If Borat has offended ... then he's done his job." Jewish Journal, November 2, 2006 Full-text of this article / review is available: UCB users only

Waxman, Sharon. "Equal-Opportunity Offender Plays Anti-Semitism For Laughs." New York Times (Front Page, Morning Edition), 9/7/2006, Vol. 155 Issue 53695, pB1-B2, 2p

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