Kazakhstan's largest chain of cinemas has banned the forthcoming Sacha Baron Cohen movie, BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN.
In the movie, BORAT SAGDIYEV, a creation of the British comedian, portrays Kazakhs as a nation of misogynists, racists and anti-Semites, whose favourite drink is fermented horse urine.
Speaking broken English peppered with something resembling Polish, he also expresses support for the US-led "war of terror" and provokes homophobic remarks from unsuspecting Americans.
RUSLAN SULTANOV, distribution manager for Otau Cinema, says, "We consider this movie offensive, a complete lie and nonsense. It's a shame that some Americans will probably believe what they see there."