(USA, 2009, 79 minutes)
A disgraced Austrian gay fashionista tries to reinvent himself as a celebrity in the US. For all intents and purposes Borat part 2, with the star again playing “in character” through a series of loosely threaded “candid camera” situations; the emphasis here is on homophobia and sex, which makes it even more challenging and uncomfortable viewing than its predecessor, without the benefit of the surprise effect.
Sony Pictures Releasing International and Media Rights Capital present a Four by Two Films/Everyman Pictures production. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen; Gustaf Hammarsten. Directed by Larry Charles; produced by Sacha Baron Cohen, Jay Roach, Dan Mazer, Monica Levinson; screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Mazer, Jeff Schaffer, based on a story by Sacha Baron Cohen, Peter Baynham, Anthony Hines, Dan Mazer, and on characters created by Sacha Baron Cohen; music by Erran Baron Cohen; directors of photography (colour), Anthony Hardwick, Wolfgang Held; art directors, Denise Hudson, David Saenz de Maturana; costume designer, Jason Alper; film editors, James Thomas, Scott M. Davids.