“So funny, so breathtakingly offensive, so suicidally discourteous, that strictly speaking it shouldn’t be legal at all.” – The Guardian
Sacha Baron Cohen hits the road to explore America as the crude and anti-Semitic Kazakhstani reporter Borat in this feature length mock-umentary that won him a global audience and a Golden Globe for Best Actor.
Sent by the Kazakh Ministry of Information to interview knowledgeable Americans and bring his findings back home, Borat flies to New York City to begin his quest, but his plans change after he catches an episode of Baywatch on his hotel TV.
Cohen’s break-out film caused both a storm of outrage and guilty laughter for its outlandish and alarming parodies drawing on centuries of anti-Semitic symbolism, not to mention from an offended Kazakh government.
Winner: Best Actor, Golden Globes 2007
Nominated: Best Motion Picture, Golden Globes 2007
Nominated: Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Awards 2007