In the run-up to the American elections, Sacha Baron Cohen sometimes literally puts politicians in their shirt.
Borat Subsequent Movie Film
, the new comedy that was made in recent months in secret, is an interview with Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani assumed that awkward shapes.
The film can be seen via Amazon Prime from Friday, NU.nl will watch it.
The 76-year-old Giuliani, former mayor of New York and now Donald Trump's controversial lawyer, already reacted indignantly via Twitter on Thursday.
The hidden footage in a hotel room, shown towards the end of the film, is said to be a "complete fabrication".
In the scene in question, the legal adviser thinks he is being interviewed by a young female journalist, who takes him to the bedroom for a drink after her interview.
She removes his microphone and Giuliani then leans back on the bed to tuck his shirt into his pants.
The camera angles suggest that more is happening, and are thus somewhat manipulative.
The fact that Giuliani meanwhile also asks the journalist for her telephone number and address, followed by a pat on her hips, also gives the impression that we are looking at more than just a fabrication.
New disguises in the run-up to elections
Thirteen years after winning a Golden Globe for his acting and an Oscar for
, Cohen is back with a political agenda.
In addition to his role in the critical Netflix film
The Trial of the Chicago 7,
he again takes the
of the narrow-minded reporter from Kazakhstan.
Borat Sagdiyev lures Americans out of their tent to engage in dubious acts and ideas.
Comedy that relies on discomfort, holding up a mirror to viewers.
Watch the trailer for Borat Subsequent Movie Film here
The British actor does not always succeed in this in his sequel, he also acknowledges as his character.
He is now recognized on the street and is therefore looking for new disguises.
For example, he changes into a thick-haired conservative, or he dresses up as a Jewish caricature before entering a synagogue.
Meanwhile, Borat's daughter, who travels as a promotional gift for Mike Pence, helps out as a new face for several jokes.
Yet Cohen can still be seen regularly as Borat himself.
While the corona crisis breaks out in the United States, he goes into lockdown with two conspiracy theorists as his alter ego.
The actor recently told
The New York Times
that he had to stay in his role for five days in a row.
"I got up, had breakfast, lunch and dinner, and went back to sleep like Borat. You can't step out of your role for a moment."
Sacha Baron Cohen remained in his role for five days in a row, when he went into hiding with two conspiracy theorists during the corona crisis. (Photo: Amazon Prime)
Sacha Baron Cohen remained in his role for five days in a row, when he went into hiding with two conspiracy theorists during the corona crisis.
(Photo: Amazon Prime)
Fact and fiction difficult to distinguish
When seeing the latest
movie, you may wonder how real some pranks are.
Shots from behind counters at various companies, for example, reveal that there has been some form of consent.
A disclaimer in the credits, meanwhile, makes it clear that no real person in the film has a connection with the producers.
The fact that many jokes succeed, according to Cohen, also has to do with changes in society.
"In 2005 you needed a misogynistic, racist and anti-Semitic character to make people reveal their inner prejudices," Cohen says.
"Now those prejudices are public. Racists are proud to be racist."
The actor calls the current president an "outright racist and fascist" and notes that as a result society now talks differently to each other.
"My goal was not to expose racism and anti-Semitism," says the actor.
"My goal is to make people laugh, but we do reveal how dangerous the slide towards authoritarianism is."