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Brüno -- Flamboyant Austrian fashion reporter Bruno (Cohen) travels the world in search of the latest style trends and opinions on all things pop culture.
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Brüno -- A clip from the movie Bruno
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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
10 July 2009 (USA) See more »
Borat was so 2006
Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno takes his show to America. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Brilliant satire See more (389 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sacha Baron Cohen ... Brüno

Gustaf Hammarsten ... Lutz

Clifford Bañagale ... Diesel
Chibundu Orukwowu ... O.J.
Chigozie Orukwowu ... O.J.

Josh Meyers ... Kookus
Toby Hoguin ... Mexican Gardener #1
Robert Huerta ... Mexican Gardener #2
Gilbert Rosales ... Mexican Gardener #3

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Mexican Gardener #4
Marco Xavier ... Mexican Gardener #5

Bono ... Himself - 'Dove of Peace'

Chris Martin ... Himself - 'Dove of Peace'

Elton John ... Himself - 'Dove of Peace'

Slash ... Himself - 'Dove of Peace'

Snoop Dogg ... Himself - 'Dove of Peace'

Sting ... Himself - 'Dove of Peace'

Kunal Nayyar ... Himself - Designer (as Kunal Nayyer)
Heather Hahn ... Herself - Supermodel
Filipa Bleck ... Herself - Booker, Elite Models

Lloyd Robinson ... Himself - Suite A Management Agent

Paula Abdul ... Herself - American Idol Judge
Denny Bond ... Himself - Network Producer, CBS

Brittny Gastineau ... Herself - Former Reality Show Star
Ron Paul ... Himself - 2008 Presidential Candidate
Gary Williams ... Himself - Psychic
Nicole DeFosset ... Herself - Charity PR Consultant
Suzanne DeFosset ... Herself - Charity PR Consultant
Yossi Alpher ... Himself - Ex-Mossad Chief
Gassin Khatib ... Himself - Fmr. Palestinian Minister (as Ghassan Khatib)
Avraham Sela ... Himself - Prof. Hebrew Univ.
Adnan Al-Husseini ... Himself - Palestinian Governor, Jerusalem
Ayman Abu Aita ... Himself - Terrorist Group Leader, Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
Richard Bey ... Himself - Talkshow Host
Jody Trautwein ... Himself - Gay Converter (as Pastor Jody Trautwein)
Danny Shirley ... Himself - Martial Arts Master
Paul Cameron ... Himself - Second Stage Gay Converter (as Dr. Paul Cameron)
Ronald Beams ... Himself - Minister
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Domiziano Arcangeli ... Fashion Show Director in Milan (uncredited)

Jeff Ballard ... Publicist (uncredited)

Emerson Brooks ... NBC Reporter (uncredited)

Harrison Ford ... Himself (uncredited)
John Grant Gordon ... German Male Model (uncredited)

David Hill ... Reporter (uncredited)

Hugh B. Holub ... Focus Group Curmudgeon (uncredited)

Todd Christian Hunter ... Man in Hotel Room (uncredited)

Paul McCartney ... Himself (uncredited)
Michelle McLaren ... Dominatrix (uncredited)

Fabrice Morvan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Frank Piciullo ... Himself - Backstage Guy on Phone (uncredited)
Rob Pilatus ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Miguel Sandoval ... Himself / D.A. Manuel Devalos (uncredited)

Sandra Seeling ... Inga (uncredited)

Stephen Cyrus Sepher ... Photographer (uncredited)

Alexander von Roon ... German Reporter (uncredited)

Gabby West ... German (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Charles 
Writing credits
Sacha Baron Cohen (screenplay) &
Anthony Hines (screenplay) &
Dan Mazer (screenplay) &
Jeff Schaffer (screenplay)

Sacha Baron Cohen (story) &
Peter Baynham (story) &
Anthony Hines (story) &
Dan Mazer (story)

Sacha Baron Cohen (character)

Produced by
Jason Alper .... associate producer
Sacha Baron Cohen .... producer
Peter Baynham .... associate producer
Jonah Hill .... associate producer
Anthony Hines .... executive producer
Monica Levinson .... producer
Dan Mazer .... producer
Jon Poll .... co-producer
Jay Roach .... producer
Jeff Schaffer .... associate producer
Todd Schulman .... co-producer
Dale Stern .... associate producer
Modi Wiczyk .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Erran Baron Cohen 
Cinematography by
Anthony Hardwick 
Wolfgang Held 
Film Editing by
Jon Corn  (as Jonathan Scott Corn)
Scott M. Davids 
Eric Kissack 
James Thomas 
Casting by
Allison Jones 
Production Design by
Dan Butts 
Denise Hudson 
David Maturana  (as David Saenz de Maturana)
Art Direction by
Kate Bunch 
Lisa Marinaccio 
Set Decoration by
Ute Bergk 
Megan Malley 
Britt Woods 
Costume Design by
Jason Alper 
Makeup Department
Helen Kalognomos .... assistant makeup artist
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wig maker
Matthew W. Mungle .... facial hair consultant
Production Management
Jamie D. Boscardin .... production supervisor
Brad Goodman .... post-production supervisor
Francesco Marras .... production manager: Milan
Sonja B. Zimmer .... production manager germany
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Miguel Lombardi .... first assistant director: Italy
Eliot Mathews .... first assistant director: additional photography
Dale Stern .... first assistant director
Art Department
Chris Buchinsky .... conceptual illustrator
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist
Skip Crank .... property master: Washington DC/Los Angeles
Oliver Dear .... conceptual artist
Oliver Dear .... graphic designer
Marjorie Eber .... art department coordinator
J. Michael Glynn .... property master
Randy Hearne .... carpenter
Anson Jew .... concept art
Douglas R. Johnson .... set painter
John Paul 'J.P.' Jones .... property master
Bianca Makarewicz .... art department runner
Frank Noack .... set dresser
Ghassan Salti .... assistant art director
Alba Siles .... props buyer: Italy
Alexx Thompson .... lead paint (as Alex Thompson)
Eric Whitney .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Sarah Bourgeois .... assistant sound editor
Jeremy Brill .... boom operator
Bill Burns .... first assistant sound editor
Jenna Dalla Riva .... foley recording assistant
Susan Dudeck .... dialogue editor
Alison Fisher .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Brooke Graeff .... foley assistant
Scott Harber .... production sound mixer
Kaspar Hugentobler .... re-recording recordist
Jonas Jansson .... additional adr recordist
Scott A. Jennings .... sound effects editor
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Michael O'Farrell .... supervising sound editor
Brandon Proctor .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Joel Shryack .... dialogue editor
D. Chris Smith .... sound effects editor
Don White .... foley recording mixer
James Wright .... sound consultant: dolby (as Jim Wright)
Keith A. Garcia .... production sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Sean Madden .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Kyle Absten .... compositor: Level 256 (as Kyle E. Absten)
David Carriker .... visual effects supervisor: Modern VideoFilm
Chris Chappell .... lead compositor: Level 256
Antonio Cicarelli .... designer
Scott M. Davids .... visual effects supervisor: Level 256
Miles DeLong .... visual effects coordinator: Modern Videofilm
Mark Intravartolo .... Inferno artist
Jalal Jemison .... compositor
Adam Lima .... compositor: Level 256
Eroc Moralls .... Inferno artist: Modern VideoFilm
David Polcino .... compositor: Level 256
David B. Wilson .... compositor: Level 256
Eddie Braun .... action consultant
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Alex Daniels .... stunt coordinator
Christian Hebenstreit .... stunts
Oliver Keller .... action consultant
Oliver Keller .... stunts
Shawn Lane .... action consultant
Shawn Lane .... stunt performer
Hugh Aodh O'Brien .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Alba .... additional camera operator
Thierry Bohnke .... first assistant camera (segment)
Jimmy Bourcier .... assistant camera: France Unit
Marc Christie .... key grip
Autumn Eakin .... assistant camera: additional
Martin Frank .... gaffer: germany
Luke Geissbuhler .... additional photography
Felice Guzzi .... gaffer
Nate Havens .... additional camera operator
John Johns .... video controller
Shane D. Kelly .... gaffer; Los Angeles unit
Matt Mindlin .... additional cinematographer
Jon Myers .... additional camera operator
Jon Myers .... jimmy jib operator
John C. Nadeau .... unit gaffer
David Newbert .... grip
Marcus Pohlus .... Steadicam operator: Berlin unit
Lars Richter .... assistant camera
Mark Schwartzbard .... camera operator
Michael Penn Smith .... jib operator
Owen A. Smith .... camera operator
Pedretti Stefano .... assistant camera
Pedretti Stefano .... camera operator (segments)
Kevin Tiesiera .... lighting technician: Los Angeles
Tracy Tucker .... grip
Tim Walker .... camera operator
Casting Department
Ben Harris .... casting associate
Dennis Overeem .... casting assistant
Johanna Ragwitz .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lindsey Kear .... wardrobe production assistant
Dayna Pink .... fashion consultant
Jennifer Starzyk .... costume supervisor
Amy Brownson .... specialty costume fabricator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Brandon Balin .... assistant editor
Adam Beasley .... apprentice film editor
Robert Berman .... editor: "Dove of Peace"
Robert Berman .... first assistant editor
Nathan Bruner .... second assistant editor
Thomas J. Cabela .... apprentice film editor
Bryan Cantrall .... on-line editor
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
Marisa Clayton .... digital intermediate project manager
Pete Conlin .... post production
Rachelle Dang .... assistant editor (2009)
Kheireddine El-Helou .... editorial assistant
Joe Finley .... digital film colorist
Cathy Hair .... dailies coordinator
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Mikki Levi .... assistant editor
Jeff Mee .... second assistant editor
Kevin Tent .... additional editor
Steven Trapani .... assistant editor
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music legal services
David Blanco .... music mixer: songs
Greg Dennen .... score recordist
Pete Drummond .... musician (drums)
Christopher Guardino .... conductor (as Chris Guardino)
Christopher Guardino .... orchestrator (as Chris Guardino)
Richard Henderson .... music editor
Richard Henderson .... music supervisor
Stephanie Lowry .... additional music editor
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Dennis S. Sands .... score recordist (as Dennis Sands)
Keith Schofield .... music video consultant
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Damian Wagner .... additional music mixer
Transportation Department
Bruce Callahan .... transportation
Neil Chisholm .... driver
David Christenson .... transportation
Curtis Clark .... driver
Royale Edward .... driver
Kirk Huston .... transportation coordinator
Peter Ortega .... driver
Chris Stephens .... transportation coordinator
Olivier Suffert .... production driver: Paris
Other crew
Jesse J. Adams .... production assistant
Robyn Adams .... writers' assistant
Jeremy Alter .... location manager: Los Angeles
Keith Anthony .... adr loop group
Kieran Baker .... field coordinator
Chelsea Barnard .... field coordinator
Tracy Bitterolf .... audience coordinator (as Tracy Wilcoxen)
Allison Boon .... field coordinator
Glen M. Burton .... security advisor
Matthew Buzzell .... behind the scenes director
Jordi Caballero .... choreographer
Lorenzo Caccialanza .... adr loop group
Tom Case .... consultant: producer
Cara Casey .... field coordinator
Pierre Cheminat .... assistant accountant
June Christopher .... adr loop group
Michael Cleaver .... production and claims counsel
Adam Cuthbert .... production assistant
Steven Davis .... field coordinator
Richard Davison .... accounting clerk
Sergio De Vidovich .... location manager
Michael Desante .... loop group
Maureen Duffy .... completion guarantor
Jason S. Edwards .... field coordinator
Kathleen Egan .... field supervisor
Michelle Elkin .... assistant choreographer
Stephen Feder .... field coordinator
Heather Feldbaum .... field coordinator
Tal Fiala .... account executive
Kristopher Fogel .... assistant to Monica Levinson
Donald Fullilove .... adr loop group
Natalia Garcia .... field coordinator
Jamie Glassman .... consultant
Christopher Godfrey .... writing assistant
Marissa Goodman .... adr loop group
Michelle Graham .... assistant: Jay Roach
Josh Greenbarg .... production assistant
Thomas den Haan .... production runner
Lon Haber .... dialect/language coach
Tomer Halfon .... production assistant
Julie Hansen .... post production accountant
Mitch Harbeson .... location manager
Art Kimbro .... adr loop group
John Kiriakou .... middle east advisor
Richard Klein .... security consultant
Ashley Kravitz .... clearances
Kea Könneker .... german translator
Kea Könneker .... key production assistant
Alexandra Lambrinidis .... production field supervisor
Nicolas Leclerc .... driving production assistant
Keri Lederman .... production supervisor: additional photography
Ryan Leiderman .... field coordinator
Geri Logan .... field coordinator
Lucia Marasa .... production assistant: Rome office
Michèle Maurer .... production assistant: Berlin
Scott Menville .... adr loop group
Dina Morrone .... adr loop group
Don Orlando .... production accountant
Anton Pardoe .... location manager
Laurie Petok .... adr loop group
Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks .... choreographer (as Marguerite Derricks)
Shani Pride .... adr loop group
Lisa Rudin .... assistant: Mr. Charles
Sam Sako .... adr loop group
John Sanchez .... production coordinator
Zach Selwyn .... adr loop group
Russell Smith .... production and claims counsel
Greg Stephenson .... teleprompter operator
Jessica Jane Stewart .... assistant production office coordinator
John Hans Tester .... adr loop group (as Hans Tester)
Scott Trimble .... location scout: reshoots
Clare Tucker .... field coordinator
Mathew A. Villalobos .... key assistant location manager
Matthew Walsh .... consultant
Claudette Wells .... adr loop group
Stephanie Wescott .... assistant accountant
Robyn Wholey .... assistant: Sacha Baron Cohen
Lavinia Zetina .... accountant
Jesse Armstrong .... thanks
Sam Bain .... thanks
Stephen Barton .... thanks
Etan Cohen .... thanks
Roger Drew .... thanks
Isla Fisher .... thanks
Carrye Gilliland Glazar .... special thanks (as Carrye Gilliland)
John Hamburg .... thanks
Eric Olander .... thanks
Guy Oseary .... thanks
Seth Rogen .... thanks
Will Smith .... thanks
Matt Stone .... thanks
Dara Tallon .... thanks
Mike White .... thanks

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Rated R for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language
81 min | Philippines:75 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R (DVD) | Australia:MA (edited for re-rating) | Australia:R (original rating) | Austria:14 | Belgium:KT | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-15 | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:14 | Ireland:16 | Ireland:18 (DVD rating) | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R15+ | Malaysia:(Banned) | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 (MTRCB) (heavily cut) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 (cut) | South Korea:Limited | Spain:18 | Sweden:11 | UK:18 | UK:15 (cut) | USA:R (certificate #45372) | USA:NC-17 (original rating) | Ukraine:(Banned)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

An interview with LaToya Jackson was hastily cut from the theatrical release due after the unexpected death of Michael Jackson at age 50. The segment, seen among the DVD's deleted scenes, contains a joke which refers to Michael as someone Bruno wants to meet with, rendering the line anachronistic with Michael's death.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Brüno takes OJ out of the box at the airport, the subtitle says "That is 13 pounds of black gold." He says "Das ist vierzehn Pfund schwarzes Gold." "Vierzehn" means 14, not 13 ("dreizehn").See more »
Brüno:[after eating numerous pieces of pie] I'm committing carbicide.See more »
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81 out of 129 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant satire, 26 July 2009
Author: Howard Schumann from Vancouver, B.C.

Satire has been defined as stretching a position to its logical conclusion in order to expose its absurdity, for example, Jonathan Swift suggesting that the starving Irish should show initiative by fattening up their children and selling them to well-to-do families as food. The brilliant satirist Sacha Baron Cohen in Larry Charles' Bruno takes the story of a Gay Austrian fashionista seeking to become a celebrity in the U.S. and stretches it to its logical conclusion and then extends it - way beyond. It is often hard to tell if the film is an exposé of the debasement of our culture or just another of example of it.

In the film, a sequel to the 2006 mega-hit Borat, Bruno comes to Los Angles to become host of his own A-List Celebrity Max Out after being fired from his job as a TV host of the Austrian show Funkyzeit and being "schwartz-listed". Needless to say, it maxes out after the first viewing thanks to an abortive interview with Paula Abdul and Harrison Ford. Not letting a temporary setback stand in his way, Bruno hires an assistant named Lutz (Gustaf Hammarsten), and travels far and wide in an elusive search for the American Dream known as fame and fortune. In his stunts and misadventures (mostly in the South and Southwest), he exposes the raw prejudices that exist against gays and the sickening cult of celebrity that grips us as a nation.

The funniest scenes are at a swinger's party, on a Dallas talk show, at a gay "deprogramming" session, during a visit to a psychic where Bruno mimes oral sex, and the spectacle of a drunken crowd stirred up by "scared straight" Bruno bashing gays in a fight-club arena. Seeking to become recognized world wide, Bruno travels to the Middle East to try and bring the Arabs and the Israeli's together but confuses Hamas with Hummus and the only thing they can agree on is that it is good with pita bread. In another sequence, he goes to Africa to swap his iPod for a little black child named OJ which he uses to crash American talk shows. Baron Cohen, who wrote the script with Anthony Hines, Dan Mazer and Jeff Schaffer saves his heavy artillery for narrow mindedness of every stripe.

The film ridicules all it comes in contact with, sparing nothing and nobody - from exhibitionist gays to up-tight straights, to families who will starve their children for a modeling gig. Some sequences hit their targets, others do not. If you are looking for good taste, you will not find it here. While satire in film is not supposed to be a comfortable experience and is supposed to make you squirm and even at times hide your eyes, it is not supposed to make you want to walk out.

Bruno travels a thin line between what's merely outlandish and what is revolting and its in your face shamelessness comes awfully close to defeating its own purpose. The fact that the Cambridge-educated Cohen is ultimately able to pull it off, however, and make it entertaining is a tribute to his courage and originality. While Bruno can be shocking and very disturbing, it is also a mirror for us to look at ourselves. Like the est training of the 1970s that was often confrontational, we may not like what we see but we can use it to grow from the experience.

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