The Dictator – 2012 Movie Trailer


2012 is really shaping up to be an exciting movie year. Besides the big tent pole summer action films coming out it, 2012 also marks the return of a Sacha Baron Cohen scripted film. The Dictatorappears to be a straight, conventionally told film, rather than Cohen’s satiric reality films Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan  and the less successful Bruno.  But the marketing for the film seems to be using the reality parody format. The movie’s social networking sites don’t make mention of the film’s title. They do however promote the Republic of Wadiya, the fictional North African country that the lovingly cruel Dictator that Cohen portrays in the film, presides over. The YouTube channel, Twitter account and Facebook page all promote the fictional country,  the official site for the film is even

One thing is for sure, we can expect plenty of laughs.

The film is being directed by Larry Charles, so perhaps we will see some improvised material at some point. But with Academy Award winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley portraying The Dictator’s right hand man, it would be hard for me to imagine that people wouldn’t recognize him or the equally famous Cohen at some point.

The Dictator stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox, and John C. Reilly. The film is directed by Larry Charles and written by Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer. The Dictator is scheduled for release May 11, 2012.


The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.


Official Trailer:



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