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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 Bruno character looks different in the film than in "Da Ali G Show." In the show, he had the same hair as the other characters Ali G and Borat, short and black. In the film, he now has long blonde hair. 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: It's just this bear took my clothes. He took everything apart from these condoms.
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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 Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Episode #1.19 (2009) See more »


Tainted Love
Written by Ed Cobb
Performed by Soft Cell
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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You won't catch Brüno with his pants down
15 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Sacha Baron Cohen must be one of the bravest men in comedy today. To openly taunt terrorists, violent homophobes and right-wing religious zealots must require a pretty solid backbone. Despite the danger he seemed to put himself in quite regularly, he didn't visibly flinch or hold back once.

I was a little wary of the film at first, in case it turned out to be cruel - but it wasn't as uncomfortable as I'd imagined it would be - really, most of the people who get savaged by Brüno are either thoroughly deserving, or handle themselves well. Much of the comedy results from the astonished/horrified reactions of his 'victims'.

Some scenes are clearly staged - including a notable scene with a 'swinger' and her belt - but this is made pretty obvious, and I see no reason to believe that any of the important set-pieces were anything other than genuine.

Brüno is hilarious, and if, like me, you are a doubter, then I can only suggest you try it for yourself. You are unlikely to be disappointed.

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