News of: Thursday, October 05 2006,
The British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen (also known as Ali G) will visit Amsterdam to promote his new movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
He will visit Amsterdam on October 12, as the famous Kazachstan journalist Borat Sagdiyev. In the movie, Borat is sent to the 'US and A', on behalf of his country Kazachstan, to make a documentary about the country. The movie is extremely satirical about Kazachstan (and at the same time does not spare the US).
With the movie, the comedian has even managed to cause a diplomatic incident when president Nazarbajev of Kazachstan visited the USA. Apparently, the Kazachstan president even discussed the issue with president Bush. Kazachstan ran a 4 page advertisement in the New York Times, to try to save the reputation of the country.
In a reaction to the ad, Borat reacted in style with 'In response to Mr. Ashykbayev's comments, I'd like to state I have no connection with Mr. Cohen and fully support my Government's decision to sue this Jew.' and 'Women can now travel on inside of bus, homosexuals no longer have to wear blue hats, and age of consent has been raised to eight years old.' (see movie on YouTube).
The sexist, anti-semitic and homophobic Borat tried to invite president Bush to watch the movie. He was removed from the area.
Borat will attend the special showing of the movie on October 12, at cinema Pathé de Munt (at Vijzelstraat, near the Flower Market).
The movie will screen in the Netherlands from November 2.