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hIs one and only greatest creation
on 15 March 2013
I like gypsy tears, very much.
a conundrum for you, I hate sacha baron Cohen acting in anything, but with this movie, his only watchable role, it actually worked, and it was funny while it lasted.
He developed this characters on his tv show, and managed to extend it for a movie release.
Borat, a tv news reporter from the real life Kazikstan ,suited his actual real world professional talents, that of youth tv interviewer , probably taking the piss out of the kids no doubt.
That being the secret of His success, and it is indeed a trick and a conundrum, as
sacha is not able to act anything else convincingly, in fact he is dire , worse than any amatuer .
Yet he believed in Borat so much that he pulled it this one thing off masterfully .
politics drove him , was his motivation, and is the key to his comedy.
He thrives on and relishes making fools of people who have stupid political and are morally judgemental, yet he managed to not only trick the supposed real life cast he confronted with his zany crazy Jew hating boffoon, Borat, he also fooled the cinema going public worldwide into thinking he was not being racist himself, when he chose to label everyone in Kazakstan a antisemite .
Because SAcha really believed in the serious satirical points he was making, and because he wanted his character to be believed by his unsuspecting dumb AMerican victims, he had to place his character of BORAT as coming from a real world , identifiable country.
Much to the outrage of the Kazikstani people and government, originally, but who seem to have learned there is nothing you can do about it, especially when the us army has recently invaded your near neighbours. bUt that is the power of Hollywood, they can sometimes convince you comedy is funny even when politics is not.