Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Borat Drives Kazakhstan Crazy

Ali G creator Sacha Baron Cohen's comic portrayal of a backward Kazakh TV host named "Borat" has so infuriated Kazakhstan's leader that President Bush will be meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the White House.

According to the Daily Mail:

President Nazarbayev will visit the White House and the Bush family compound in Maine when he flies in for talks that will include the fictional character Borat. President Nazarbayev has confirmed his government will buy "educational" TV spots and print advertisements about the "real Kazakhstan" in a bid to save the country's reputation before the film is released in the U.S. in November.

That's just in time to promote Cohen's new movie, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, which cracked up less-sensitive folks at the Toronto Film Festival.

If you've ever seen Da Ali G Show, you know what a hoot the Borat
segments can be. Can't wait for the big-screen edition.

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