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New 'Dictator' Trailer Reveals Plot Twist, Republic of Wadiyan R.E.M. Cover & New Portrait Photos With Beloved World Leaders

by Edward Davis
March 27, 2012 7:10 PM
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A lot of the complaints surrounding Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming comedy, "The Dictator," or at least those gripes that exist so far, center around the fact that the film looks somewhat like a "Borat" rehash, in just a similar, but sorta different milieu. While to this writer it feels like a cute spin on the ideas presented in the Richard Dreyfuss comedy "Moon Over Parador" (1988, Paul Mazursky directing) only in reverse, I'll admit, the trailers had me at Cohen's Admiral General Aladeen (aka Supreme Leader Shabazz Aladeen) character shooting his opponents in the 60 meter dash.

We digress. A new French trailer has arrived and while it shows off a lot of footage we've seen before, it also reveals an important plot twist in the film, so watch it at your own risk (consider that your spoiler alert). The best part of it though? A brilliantly hilarious cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," presumably done by musicians from the Republic of Wadiya (the fake country in the film that Cohen's dictator presides over).

Directed by Larry Charles ("Borat") and co-starring Ben Kingsley, John C. Reilly, Anna Faris, Megan Fox, B.J. Novak, Kevin Corrigan and Aasif Mandvi, the heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed hits theaters on May 11. We hope the corrupt Zionist Western media gives this one a chance.

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  • Bakunin | March 28, 2012 3:04 PMReply

    Meh, it still looks a tad xenophobic, just in time for when the media ignores the story of that Iraqi woman beaten to death in El Cajon, California.

    Cohen forgot to satirize this picture in his international gallery:

  • geha714 | March 27, 2012 10:31 PMReply

    Looks like fun! I want that super trophy in my living room. Even if it's a small replica.

  • a | March 27, 2012 7:47 PMReply

    Funnier than the last trailer.

  • Glass | March 27, 2012 7:46 PMReply

    Wow, watching the French trailer with the plot twist made me really want to see it again. I thought it'd just be the dictator doing the psychotic dictator schtick for the whole movie. Now it looks funny again.

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