The Dictator - Trailer
Director Larry CharlesYear 2012Genre(s) Comedies
General Aladeen is the ruler of a country called Wadiya. However, he is not a fair ruler, he is a dictator and his reign over Wadiya becomes cause for concern for the United Nations, who holds a meeting to discuss the future of the country. General Aladeen is told to attend, so he travels to America, determined not to introduce democracy into his country. While in America, he also wanders around in New York and ends up in bed with a shocked Megan Fox.
The Dictator is Sacha Baron Cohen's fourth film, following on from Ali G Indahouse (2002); Borat (2006) and Bruno (2009). All of his films, in particular the latter two, have been the subject of controversy. The character Borat was accused of being homophobic; anti-Semitic and sexist and the film was banned in all Arab countries. Meanwhile, Bruno had to hurriedly remove a scene featuring La Toya Jackson, following the death of her brother Michael.
The trailer for The Dictator uses real life footage of world leaders: US President Barack Obama; the British Prime Minister David Cameron and the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, John C. Reilly, B.J. Novak, Kevin Corrigan, J.B. Smoove, Aasif Mandvi, Jim Piddock, Adeel Akhtar and Fred Melamed
Directed by: Larry Charles