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Borat film 'tricked' poor village actors


When Sacha Baron Cohen wanted a village to represent the impoverished Kazakh home of his character Borat, he found the perfect place in Glod: a remote mountain outpost with no sewerage or running water and where locals eke out meagre livings peddling scrap iron or working patches of land.

But now the villagers of this tiny, close-knit community have angrily accused the comedian of exploiting them, after discovering his new blockbuster film portrays them as a backward group of rapists, abortionists and prostitutes, who happily engage in casual incest.

They claim film-makers lied to them about the true nature of the project, which they believed would be a documentary about their hardship, rather than a comedy mocking their poverty and isolation.

Villagers say they were paid just &#163;3 each for this humiliation, for a film that took around &#163;27million at the worldwide box office in its first week of release. Now they are planning to scrape together whatever modest sums they can muster to sue Baron Cohen and fellow film-makers, claiming they never gave their consent to be so cruelly misrepresented.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=415871&in_page_id=1770

College frat boys in "Borat" movie sue filmmakers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of the college fraternity brothers shown guzzling alcohol and making racist remarks in the "Borat" movie have sued the studio and producers for fraud, saying filmmakers duped them into appearing in the movie by getting them drunk.
In a lawsuit filed on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, plaintiffs named as John Doe 1 and John Doe 2, both from South Carolina, agreed to appear in the film after producers promised it would never be shown in the United States.
http://today.reuters.com/news/artic...RAT-DC.XML&WTmodLoc=EntNewsPeople_C1_[Feed]-2

'Borat' Backlash Brings Anger, Lawsuits

...Others haven't shrugged it off so easily &#8212; the people of Kazakhstan, for example.

"If I saw him, I'd kill him straight away," one Kazakh man told ABC News. "We like hunting."

Mahir Cagri, a Turkish music teacher, plans to sue Baron Cohen. He claims Borat is based on him.

Mahir was an Internet sensation back in 1999 when, on his Web site, he offered kisses and tantalizingly revealed that he likes sex and taking nude photos, yet lives alone. There is a resemblance.

"I love nice womans, nice jokes. I am active man," Cagri said. "I can take nude pictures. I can see their body who best, which am good for me."

Mahir's lawsuit is unlikely to be the last that the chameleon comic will face.
http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/Entertainment/story?id=2646888&page=2
 

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