Sacha Baron Cohen’s hilarious brutally near the knuckle comedy about a clueless Kazakh reporter who sets off for America to make a documentary and falls for Pamela Anderson.
Borat was revelatory on release in 2007 as it used real situations to expose prejudice and hypocrisy in American culture – which, with the arrival of Donald Trump to the White House, we now get to experience on a near-daily basis.
This is satire at its best, it is a film that brilliantly and cleverly brings racism and bigotry out of the shadows – with the complicity of interviewees who certainly aren’t up to speed with what they’ve gotten themselves into.
Balls-out fearlessness from Baron Cohen coupled with gut-wrenching laughs and moments toe-curling social awkwardness.
Film of the day: Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan