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Brüno (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  10 July 2009 (USA)
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Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chibundu Orukwowu ...
Chigozie Orukwowu ...
Mexican Gardener #1 (as Toby Hoguin)
Robert Huerta ...
Mexican Gardener #2
Gilbert Rosales ...
Mexican Gardener #3
Mexican Gardener #4
Marco Xavier ...
Mexican Gardener #5
Himself - 'Dove of Peace'
Himself - 'Dove of Peace'
Himself - 'Dove of Peace'
Himself - 'Dove of Peace'


Brüno is a gay Austrian fashion guru. He has his own fashion based television show, Funkyzeit, the most popular German-language show of its kind outside of Germany. After he disgraces himself in front of his Funkyzeit fan base, he is ruined in German speaking Europe. He decides that in his quest for worldwide fame, he will move to Los Angeles and reinvent himself. Accompanying him to the US is Lutz, his former assistant's assistant. Lutz is the only person left in his circle that still believes in Brüno's greatness. Brüno goes through one reinvention of himself after another, ultimately straying to areas far removed from his own self. Perhaps when Brüno finds an activity that he truly does love, he will also find that über-fame he so desperately desires. Written by Huggo

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Borat was so 2006



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brüno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt  »

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Box Office


$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,000,229 (UK) (10 July 2009)


$59,992,760 (USA) (14 August 2009)

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Did You Know?


The sequence where Bruno enrolled at the Alabama National Guard, filmed at the Alabama Military Academy in Fort McClellan, Anniston, went undetected until a young cadet who recognized him from Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006), notified elder officers who were unfamiliar with the actor. See more »


When Bruno is at the swingers party and with the Blonde; his Underpants change between black and white stripes to a black posing pouch and back again twice before he jumps out of the window. See more »


Brüno: Ich was going to become famous by solving a world problem! But which one? Clooney's got Darfur, Sting's got the Amazon, and Bono's got AIDS! Luckily, there was still one shithole left to fix: the Middle Earth.
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Crazy Credits

The U in the Universal logo is spelled with an umlaut (Ü) like the movie's title. See more »


Referenced in The Office: Niagara (2009) See more »


Written by Peter Maffay and Rolf Zuckowski
Performed by Scooter
Courtesy of Kontor Records
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'Brüno' Shows You How To Become A Star
18 August 2010 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

The comparison between 'Brüno' and 'Borat' seems inevitable and even though 'Borat' tackles some relevant issues and constantly maintains its sense of very crude, offensive, outlandish and macabre humour 'Brüno' does the same but it's more toned down when compared to 'Borat'. Yet, even though the vulgarity is less in frequency when compared to 'Borat' at its crudest, 'Brüno' tops the aforementioned (hint: a swinging penis that talks). Needless to say, the comedic sequences are over the top (which is to be expected in a movie lead by Sacha Baron Cohen) but I found most of it hilarious, even overall funnier than 'Borat'. At the same time the film touches on some relevant issues for example when Brüno visits the gay converters or when he has parents audition for him to take a photograph with his kid. The movie makes fun of them but it also makes viewers aware of the existence of such people. The execution is well done. Even the score is ticklish at times. Overall, it's a hilarious little film but definitely not everyone's cup of coffee.

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