The Dictator

The Dictator

  • 2012
  • R
  • 83 min
  • USA
  • comedy

The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Director: Larry Charles

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, David Mandel

Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas, John C. Reilly

Wildly uneven but consistently provocative, The Dictator is a decent entry in the poli-slapstick comedy genre.

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  • Larry Charles
    Larry Charles
    Larry Charles (born February 20, 1956) is an American writer, director, and producer. He is best known as a staff writer for the American sitcom Seinfeld for its first 5 seasons, contributing some of the show's darkest and most absurd storylines. He has also directed the films Borat, Religulous, BrĂ¼no, and The Dictator. Description above from the Wikipedia article Larry Charles, licensed...

Main Cast


Motion Picture Rating: R

Genres: comedy

Categories: dictator, beard, brooklyn new york city, political satire, oil, democracy, speech


Producer: Scott Rudin, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Todd Schulman

Editor: Greg Hayden, Eric Kissack

Director of photography: Lawrence Sher

Original music composer: Erran Baron Cohen

Costume design: Jeffrey Kurland

Production design: Victor Kempster

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 83 min

Country: USA

Language: English, Hebrew, Arabic

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Color: Color