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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Borat v. Nomad: Latter Certain to Be Funnier Kazakh Cinema

By now, you've already laughed at threats by the government of Kazakhstan to sue Sacha Baron Cohen for depicting the country unfairly. And you've snickered at the advertising campaign set to hit U.S. airwaves in advance of the Kazakh president's upcoming visit to the States.

But, with Borat: Cultural Learnings of America Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan soon to hit theaters, have you guffawed at the (significant) expense of the Kazakh government's GNP-busting investment in a nationalist epic?
In response, Kazakhstan has invested $53 million in making the historical epic, Nomad, to counter what it sees as the damage inflicted upon the nation's reputation by Borat.

An English version of Nomad, the most expensive Kazakh film ever made, is to be released in the US this year.
One Kazakh who has seen the film -- Borat? -- comments at IMDB about how great it is here.