Chichester Cinema at New Park

The Dictator

Baron Cohen’s heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Teaming the fearless star with director Larry Charles once more, we find a dictator in exile who is desperately trying to keep his country free from the scourge of democracy. With the Arab spring nearly a year old, it's impossible for Baron Cohen's new comedy to avoid recalling the more absurd aspects of Muammar Gaddafi's four-decade rule and the other famous autocrat frequently mentioned in connection with ‘The Dictator’ is Saddam Hussein whose bestselling novel "Zabibah and The King" is said to have inspired the film!... Although the mooted cast includes a host of Proper Actors, among them Anne Faris, Megan Fox, John C Reilly and Sir Ben Kingsley, the film will still have the spontaneous, prankish feel of his two previous films.

USA Flag USA · UK Flag UK · 2012 · Larry Charles · 83min

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