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Unauthorized Borat Sequel in Production

— Posted by Rodney

A Kazakh filmmaker named Erkin Rakishev is making an unofficial sequel to Borat called “My Brother, Borat” and focus around Bilo. The hope is that this unauthorized sequel will show Kazakhstan in a more positive light and

Now I don’t think that the world view on Kazakhstan has suffered because of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat film, as it did far more to insult the American public than it did the Kazakhs.

You would have to be pretty gullable to assume that Borat or the ludicrous town he comes from and the ludicrous characters there represents the entire culture of Kazakhstan. The genius behind the film is that while all the ire and laughs seem to come at the expense of Borat himself as he bumbles his way with naivity and social faux pas, he points out flaws in the general public opinion and perceptions.

The people who should be offended are the Americans he mocks as he appears to be making the mistakes, but blundering into some very honest and narrow views that some people may hold. If anything, the film tends to make these individual Americans look stupid, and by that association risks to offend the American people.

And yet it was embraced and considered a success on this side of the world.

I do find the filmmaker’s reverse psychology approach hoping he gets sued for breaching copyright on his unauthorized film, but I think he puts too much importance on himself. I doubt Sacha Baron Cohen or anyone at the studio will care about this movie he is making.

This film will be out sometime in the first half of next year, and plans for an online download distribution.

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  • Steven

    “You would have to be pretty gullable to assume that Borat or the ludicrous town he comes from and the ludicrous characters there represents the entire culture of Kazakhstan.”

    You must not know Americans…we will take any Hollywood production and assume it is complete fact.

    As for the film, I think it’s a neat idea. If you ask someone to describe Kazakhstan, they would probably say, “I don’t know anything other than what I saw in Borat.” Why not use the popularity of the film to shed your country in a positive light and educate people about Kazakhstan? Although this film may be too late, Borat came out 4 years ago.

    And I thought Bilo was retarded because Borat thought he had a demon, so they drilled a hole in his head and put a tooth in it.

    • http://www.themovieblog.com Rodney

      The proposed story includes Bilo escaping from the cage they kept him in and redeeming himself.

  • Ryan3D

    LOL the best thing they could of done would be to NOT make this movie gonna suck for em when they get sued by Sacha Baron Cohen and then they cant pay him so he gets to own the country

    • http://www.themovieblog.com Rodney

      The country isn’t making the movie, one man is. So why would Cohen own the country if he sues them? And legally speaking, if they release the film for free online, Cohen can’t sue because there are no financial damages.

      And they WANT him to sue so they can get their word out about their country. They WANT publicity. The whole point of making it is an attempt to repair the perception outsiders have on their country.

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