The Dictator

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In theatres:
  • May 16, 2012
On DVD: August 21, 2012
Running time: 1h 23m
Genre: Comedy

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.

Director: Larry Charles
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer, Sacha Baron Cohen, Scott Rudin
Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas
Writer(s): Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer
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