The Dictator is a 2012 political comedy film directed by Larry Charles, written by Sacha Baron Cohen and starring Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley and Jason Mantzoukas. The film follows a political dictator who is forced to live in New York City as a commoner. The film was released in the United States on May 16, 2012.
The Dictator’s Rise
The Dictator tells the story of Admiral General Aladeen, a tyrannical ruler of the fictional North African country of Wadiya. Aladeen is a ruthless dictator who rules his country with an iron fist, but his world is turned upside down when he is deposed and exiled to New York City. With the help of a feminist activist, Aladeen must find a way to reclaim his power and restore order to his homeland.
Critically Acclaimed Film
The Dictator was met with positive reviews from critics. The film’s irreverent humor and sharp satire earned it praise, as did Baron Cohen’s performance as Aladeen. The film was also a box office success, grossing over $179 million worldwide against a budget of $65 million.
The Dictator is a hilarious and clever satire of political power and oppression. The film’s irreverent humor and sharp satire earned it critical acclaim, while Baron Cohen’s performance as Aladeen was praised. The film was also a box office success, grossing over $179 million worldwide against a budget of $65 million.