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The Dictator

Le dictateur

  • Release Date: May 16, 2012
  • Genre: Comedy

  • Director: Larry Charles
  • Producer(s): Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer, Sacha Baron Cohen, Scott Rudin
  • Writer(s): Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Length: 1h 23m
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  • Le Score Rotten Tomatoes®
    Tomatometer 57% Audience Score 44%

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Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) is is the fiercest dictator in all of North Africa, ruling the great Republic of Wadiya and risking his life to ensure that democracy never reaches the nation he so lovingly oppressed. However, he faces the ultimate culture clash when he decides to pay visit to the United States.

The film lifts actual newscasts from real-life world leaders and is inspired by the bestselling novel Zabibah and The King, written by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.


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