Are you looking forward to seeing Sacha Baron Cohen’s new comedy, The Dictator? Then you’ll no doubt be delighted to know that you can watch the opening scenes from the film in the video above.
Due for release on 16th May these new opening scenes set the scene brilliantly for the rest of the film. Shot in the style of a news report the opening scenes chart the lift of The Dictator himself, General Aladeen from his birth through to his rise to power. It explains how his mother died in child birth, how he was made president of his country at the age of 7 and how the power has really gone to his head, changing words in the dictionary to ‘Aladeen’ causing nationwide confusion and hosting his own Olympic Games during which he won all 14 games.
The Dictator is the latest character to be dreamed up by Baron Cohen and his Borat and Brüno director, Larry Charles and it’s already causing quite the controversial stir all over the world.
Thought to be based on Saddam Hussein and Jong-II The Dictator resides over the fictional Republic of Wadiya and the film follows him as he pays a visited to the United States where all hell breaks loose.
See the rest of our coverage of the film right here.