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Sacha Baron Cohen,
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Ayman Abu Aita has filed a lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen for falsely depicting him as a terrorist and lying about the interview. Aita previously served in Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, a Palestinian terrorist group and spent two years in an Israeli prison for shooting Israeli soldiers. At the time of filming, Aita was a representative of Fatah which is not considered a terrorist group. David Letterman and Larry Charles are also named as defendants in the suit. Baron Cohen has claimed that he has received death threats from Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade. See more »
The fountain that Brüno stands in front of at the beginning of the film, set in Vienna, Austria, is really in Invalidenpark, Berlin, Germany. See more »
It's just this bear took my clothes. He took everything apart from these condoms.
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The U in the Universal logo is spelled with an umlaut (Ü) like the movie's title. See more »
I expected there to be a high level of gay and crude sexual jokes in this latest Sacha Baron Cohen adventure. Then the movie took it 2 steps further than anything I had prepared myself for.
The result; a lot of uneasy moments, a lot of uncontrollable laughing, and some putting my hands over my face in disbelief or disgust. The humour in the film is clearly that of in-your-face slapstick, however given the extremes the film goes to, it's all relatively entertaining. Like Borat, all of the genuine laughs are in everyday peoples reactions, rather than the poorly structured story or scripted scenes.
That said, it was a challenge of how much one could handle, and I wouldn't have minded if they had left out a particular full frontal shot of the male anatomy spinning around (an image that will stay with me for some time and probably haunt my dreams). It's not a movie I could really get 'comfortable' with watching, seeing all hell unravel in a variety of situations one after another with very little in the way of breaks, but time did go by relatively quickly, which helps given the intensity of the scenes.
It's not a film for the faint of heart, and definitely has more potential to offend than Borat ever did, though for the more open minded among us who aren't so easily offended, you may find some enjoyment in this film. Humanities finest moments certainly aren't on display here. Go see it with a few mates or drinking buddies and have fun, though you may exit the cinema a little more disturbed than when you went in.
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