After Borat, Ukraine now set to ban Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno

Jul 15, 2009 | Posted by: coolncrazy | Full story: www.guardian.co.uk

It may have been the visit to the swingers' party that did it. Or perhaps it was the scene where Brüno drops in to see a medium and simulates oral and anal sex with a ghost.

Either way, the antics of Sacha Baron Cohen's latest comic antihero – the prancing gay Austrian journalist Brüno – all appear to be too much for Ukraine. According to reports, Ukraine's culture and tourism ministry is set to ban the film Brüno, which was due for release in the post-Soviet country next week.

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Ukraine should really worry about banning vicious and hateful Russian propaganda and disinformation.

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I will say this, Ukraine is setting a very bad precident ant its people had better watch out for it. I myself won't say rather I've seen, liked, not seen or not liked Borat. That's not the point, it make no difference rather it's this film or another. When the government, ANY government, starts to dictate to its people what they can and/or can not see or watch is the time when the people begin to lose their freedom, plain and simple. Look at the recent law changes in Ukraine itself. Porn, as "The Government" deems it, is illegal, Gambling has been done away with. Certain movies can't/won't be shown in the country. Please someone explain to me how any or all of these acts are not taking away the rights of the people? As it has been in other countries before, you take rights away from the people subtley. Not all at once and the people don't notice until one day the people have no rights at all.
You do have a point there... At least those who do not want to watch it don't have to ... but I think this can go to far also... Like about NAMBLA.. who pushes for man-boy love and it is but a thin disguise for taking advantage of children by those perverts who profess to love them... Children should be protected from crappola like that....

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There's plenty of vicious and hate-filled American and western propoganda against Russia... so you cannot assume that if it is western that it is not propoganda, or vicious misinformation.... who are you to make that decicion.... it is just your opinion...
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You do have a point there... At least those who do not want to watch it don't have to ... but I think this can go to far also... Like about NAMBLA.. who pushes for man-boy love and it is but a thin disguise for taking advantage of children by those perverts who profess to love them... Children should be protected from crappola like that....
Stefanya, we are in 100% agreemen. NAMBLA perverts shoulf be shot for the trash they are spewing. Children should be protected from such ville trash. Fortunately here there are laws for such things. I would dare say that the same applies in most other places around the world. The exploytation of childern is completely unacceptable at ANY cost.

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In my opinion it takes a certain intelligence to understand this kind of humor. If you don't have it or you find the truths behind the humor too painful don't watch it.
Borat revealed a lot about Americans. For example, the part at the rodeo show when he's talking about homosexuality and people respond to his comment about hanging them in Kazakhstan with "wish we did that here", something they probably wouldn't say to most people shows just how deep some people's homophobia goes. And then when he says he hopes our soldiers spill the blood of every Iraqi man, woman, and child and the audience cheers him it shows that a lot of people who supported the war and would even use arguments about "liberating Iraq" and "spreading democracy" didn't care about those things and just hated Muslims or for some of those people just thought war and violence were cool. And that part at the southern home. He says and does a lot of outrageous stuff, but they tolerate it because he's "foreign" and has different customs. Then he invites over a woman and when she shows up and turns out to be black they immediately tell them the party is over and that they both have to get out or they'll call the police. Another thing is that people think Kazakhstan is some white eastern european country (though this is partly because that's what he makes himself look like) when it's actually in Asia. This shows American ignorance of other countries.
It's not just funny, it's revealing. But it takes a certain level of intelligence to notice the point of the humor, the subtle messages behind it.
I haven't seen Bruno yet but I bet it will be just as funny and illuminating.
Interesting post, and I agree it is revealing.
I have been a Sacha Baron Cohen fan since his first TV show Ali G and believe it is a certain type of humour all of its own.
It seems like SCB is a bit like the Salmon Rushdie of the big screen.
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Aussie humour is also very full on and nothing is sacred...for example, search YouTube for 'Double the Fist'
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Cookie, it doesn't matter if it's a little perverted or not, no one is forcing you to watch it, guns are legal aswell but no one is forcing you to use them either. If you worry about kids then you shouldn't really, cinemas have age requirements.
Sometimes i feel like Ukraine is situated somewhere in Asian rather than Europe, banning movies is just retarded
Russia just banned an eposode of South Park because in made fun of putin..and, it was funny as all hell!!
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Stefanya, we are in 100% agreemen. NAMBLA perverts shoulf be shot for the trash they are spewing. Children should be protected from such ville trash. Fortunately here there are laws for such things. I would dare say that the same applies in most other places around the world. The exploytation of childern is completely unacceptable at ANY cost.
You would not perhaps know an idiot named Pesky the pimp from slovakia, would you???? He posts from Houston and Slovakia..He is also very friendly with Steffie..

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