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Bruno

Bruno

Released on 09 November 2009

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years and over

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Sacha Baron Cohen and 'Borat' director Larry Charles reunite to bring the brilliantly tasteless exploits of Bruno to the big screen! When Europe turns its back on Bruno, he crosses the ocean to find fame in the US, but how will the American public take to the outrageous Austrian? Very badly! When clueless homosexual fashionista Bruno, the presenter of Funkyzeit (the most popular fashion programme in every German-speaking country apart from Germany), is effectively banned from Europe following a disastrous incident at a show, he sets his sights on America. With his former assistant's assistant, Lutz, as his only ally, the fashionmonger tries to conquer the US as only he knows how - as tastelessly as possible! Will Bruno achieve the fame he so desperately craves? Play Review Borat helmer Larry Charles (director/executive producer on Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm) returns to direct fearless comedy assassin Sacha Baron Cohen (Talladega Nights) in Bruno - a socio-political satire about the American cult of celebrity, fashion and the treatment of homosexuals. The third of Baron Cohen's comic creations to make a cinematic bow following Ali G Indahouse: The Movie and Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan, the flamboyantly homosexual, clueless Austrian fashion guru is even more extreme and provocative. So, how does he translate to the big screen? Mixing staged scenes with real-life footage, Bruno is a mockumentary that pulls no punches. From Bruno's unsuccessful stint on NBC's Medium to an appearance on The Richard Bey Show - where he reveals to an African American audience that he swapped an iPod for his black baby, OJ - the film keeps on pushing the line further and further. Exposing narrow-minded homophobia through humour in much the same way as Borat tackled racism, it's hard not to watch certain scenes without cringing, or sometimes fearing for Baron Cohen's life - the denouement at Straight Dave's Man Slammin' Maxout in Fort Smith, Arkansas, provokes a near riot! It's a damn funny movie, revelling in absurdity, confrontation and reaction. Would any other comedian attempt to seduce a former presidential candidate or encounter the homophobic religious group Westboro Baptist Church whilst trapped in a bondage mechanism with another man? Bruno is arguably even funnier than Borat, and its satirical elements are certainly stronger and even more provocative. The last of his televised characters to switch to the big screen, what now for Baron Cohen? Is he now too recognisable to get away with this style of mockumentary? Personally, we'd love to see what Bruno and Lutz did next, or even a Borat sequel, but maybe it's time for the comedian to step out from behind his celebrated comic guises and tackle something new? If he can top Bruno then we'd definitely like to see it!
  • Alternative Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • An Interview With Lloyd Robinson
  • Enhanced Commentary - go behind the cameras and hear the facinating true stories of how Sacha Baron Cohen and Larry Charles pulled off their unscripted stunts.
additional-languagesSpanish ; French Canadian
certificate18 years and over
directorLarry Charles
duration1 hour and 22 minutes
languagesEnglish
regionB
subtitlesEnglish for the hearing impaired ; Spanish ; French Canadian
year2009