Man, where can a person even to begin to talk about this Movie? Parts were extremely funny! But others were very troublesome, even disturbing. And while and after you watch this Movie, you’ll be asking yourself-What did I just see? Was that fact? Fiction? A Statement! or just good Bull?
On one part, I haven’t laughed that hard in 20 years. It was funny, so very funny. But this Movie presents an absolutely strange World to View. Is That 🇺🇸? How we are? Is this 🇺🇸?
Dang, you have to see this one. You do. It’ll leave you…? LOL! This Movie is a Mockumentary.
These productions are often used to analyze or comment on current events and issues by using a fictional setting, or to parody the documentary form itself. While mockumentaries are usually comedic, pseudo-documentaries are their dramatic equivalents. However, pseudo-documentary should not be confused with docudrama, a fictional genre in which dramatic techniques are combined with documentary elements to depict real events. Also, docudrama is different from docufiction; a genre in which documentaries are contaminated with fictional elements.
Mockumentaries are often presented as historical documentaries, with B roll and talking heads discussing past events, or as cinéma vérité pieces following people as they go through various events. Examples emerged during the 1950s when archival film footage became available. A very early example was a short piece on the “Swiss Spaghetti Harvest” that appeared as an April Fools’ prank on the British television program Panorama in 1957.
Mockumentaries are often partly or wholly improvised, as an unscripted style of acting helps to maintain the pretense of reality. Comedic mockumentaries rarely have laugh tracks, also to sustain the atmosphere, although exceptions exist.
Music “is often employed to expose the ambiguities and fallacies of conventional storytelling; for instance by pointing at the paradoxes of the distinction between diegetic and extradiegetic music”.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan[b] is a 2020 American mockumentary comedy film directed by Jason Woliner in his feature directorial debut. The film stars Sacha Baron Cohen as the fictional Kazakh journalist and television personality Borat Sagdiyev, and Maria Bakalova as his daughter Tutar, who is to be offered as a bride to Vice President Mike Pence during the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 presidential election. It is a sequel to 2006’s Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
|Borat Subsequent Moviefilm|
|Promotional release poster|
|Directed by||Jason Woliner|
|Produced by||Sacha Baron CohenAnthony HinesMonica Levinson|
|Screenplay by||Peter BaynhamSacha Baron CohenJena FriedmanAnthony HinesLee KernDan MazerErica RivinojaDan Swimer|
|Story by||Sacha Baron CohenAnthony HinesNina PedradDan Swimer|
|Based on||Borat Sagdiyev|
by Sacha Baron Cohen
|Starring||Sacha Baron CohenMaria Bakalova|
|Music by||Erran Baron Cohen|
|Edited by||Craig AlpertMichael GiambraJames Thomas|
|Four by Two FilmsOak Springs Productions|
|Distributed by||Amazon Studios|
|Release date||October 23, 2020|
|Running time||96 minutes|
Borat humiliates Kazakhstan, causing journalist Borat Sagdiyev to be imprisoned in a gulag for life. Fourteen years later, the country’s Premier, Nursultan Nazarbayev, releases him, with a mission to deliver Kazakh Minister of Culture Johnny the Monkey to President Donald Trump in an attempt to redeem the nation. Unable to get close to Trump after defecating in the landscaping of Trump International Hotel and Tower in the previous film, Borat opts to give the monkey to Vice President Mike Pence. Before he leaves, he discovers his arch nemesis neighbor has stolen his family and home, and that he has a fifteen-year-old daughter, Tutar, who lives in his barn.
Borat is transported across the world in a circuitous route by cargo ship and arrives in Texas, where he finds he is a celebrity. Wanting to maintain a low profile, Borat purchases multiple disguises. He buys a cell phone and goes to welcome Johnny, but finds that Tutar is in Johnny’s shipping crate and has eaten him. Horrified, Borat faxes Nazarbayev, who tells him to find a way to satisfy Pence or he will be executed. Borat decides to give Tutar to Pence.
Tutar receives a makeover and Borat introduces her at a debutante ball. At the ball, her menstrual blood is prominently displayed during a father and daughter dance. Discovering that Pence is nearby at CPAC, Borat disguises himself as Trump and attempts to give Tutar to him there, but is ejected by security. Nazarbayev tells him to return to Kazakhstan for execution. Realizing that he can still give Tutar to someone close to Trump, Tutar suggests giving her to Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani had bragged about having an affair with a large-breasted woman, so Tutar goes to a cosmetic surgeon who advises breast implants. He briefly leaves Tutar with a babysitter who is confused by Borat’s sexist teachings; she informs Tutar that the things her culture has taught her are lies. After seeing a woman driving a car, and successfully masturbating for the first time, Tutar decides not to get the surgery and lashes out at Borat for keeping her oppressed her whole life. Before leaving, she tells him the Holocaust is a lie by citing a Holocaust denial Facebook page.
Shaken, Borat decides to commit suicide by going to the nearest synagogue dressed as his version of a stereotypical Jew, but is shocked to find Holocaust survivors there who treat him with kindness, and to his anti-Semitic delight, reassure him that the Holocaust happened. Overjoyed, Borat goes looking for Tutar, but finds the streets deserted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He quarantines with two men who agree that the Clintons started the plague but Borat will be killed by donkeys and turnips if his daughter doesn’t marry Giuliani. They find Tutar online, she has become a reporter and will be covering a March for Our Rights rally in Olympia, Washington.
At the rally, the men appeal to Tutar, her dad never told her he will be killed unless she helps. She accepts and arranges an interview to seduce Giuliani, but without her father’s participation. Borat talks with her babysitter and has a change of heart, realizing that he loves Tutar. After the interview, Giuliani and Tutar proceed to a bedroom before Borat intervenes and tries to personally offer sexual favors to Giuliani. Borat decides to face execution in Kazakhstan and Tutar promises to go with him.
Borat is shocked to find he will not be executed as he had instead been used as retaliation by Nazarbayev for making Kazakhstan a laughingstock. Before departing for the United States, Kazakhstan officials infected Borat with SARS-CoV-2 via an injection of “gypsy tears”, making him patient zero of the COVID-19 pandemic. As he was sent around the world, he continued to spread the virus. Borat records Nazarbayev’s admission and sends it to the man who sold him his phone.
Borat and Tutar blackmail Nazarbayev into giving him his job back and changing Kazakhstan’s misogynistic laws. Three months later, Tutar and Borat are a reporting team and Kazakhstan has a new tradition to replace the nation’s antisemitic ones: the Running of the American. It features exaggerated versions of Trump supporters pretending to spread COVID-19 and killing an effigy of Anthony Fauci.