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The Dictator is a 3 star programme

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The Dictator (2012)

Directed by
Larry Charles

With his dictatorship of Wadiya, North Africa under threat, sleazy Admiral Shabazz Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) travels to New York City to confront the United Nations Security Council. Upon his arrival, however, he is kidnapped by hitman Clayton (John C. Reilly), whose uncle Tamir (Kingsley) has a plot to get at the oil Aladeen has kept tied up in his territory.

Tamir's plan sees him replace Aladeen with dimwitted doppelganger Efawadh (also Cohen), who he intends to manipulate into doing his bidding.
The deposed dictator is determined to regain control of Wadiya, but could falling in love with American activist Zoe (Anna Faris) mellow his wicked ways?

Following Ali G, Borat and Bruno, The Dictator is the fourth Cohen creation to make it to the big screen. As in his previous work, the talented funnyman revels in covering provocative, potentially offensive subject matter in darkly comic fashion, but with a generous side-serving of scatological humour, it's far from serious satire. It does, however, offer plenty of funny moments, and, with a tighter script than usual, Cohen has assembled a cast more than capable of delivering. Look out for cameos from stars including Megan Fox and Edward Norton.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2012

Rating:
3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is The Dictator next on TV?

It's next showing on itv4 November 29th, 1:00am and on itv4 November 29th, 2:05am. See more...

Cast

Image for Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen...Aladeen/Efawadh
Image for Anna FarisAnna Faris...Zoey
Image for Ben KingsleyBen Kingsley...Tamir
Image for Jason MantzoukasJason Mantzoukas...Nadal
Image for John C. ReillyJohn C. Reilly...Clayton
Image for Sayed BadreyaSayed Badreya...Omar
Image for Megan FoxMegan Fox...Herself
Image for Edward NortonEdward Norton...Himself
Michele Berg...Aladeen's Mother
Rocky Citron...Baby Aladeen
Liam Campora...Aladeen Age 6
Aasif Mandvi...Doctor
Rizwan Manji...Patient
Rick Chambers...Newscaster Voiceover
Elsayed Mohamed...Wadiyan Olympic Official
Adeel Akhtar...Maroush
Horatio Sanz...Aide on Balcony
Elena Goode...Virgin Guard
Nazanin Homa...Virgin Guard
Dawn Jackson...Virgin Guard