“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” finds its fake Kazakh journalist (plus teen daughter) pranking Americans across the country, with shocking results that often lead them to reveal embarrassing or offensive beliefs. Despite the many unnerving surprises throughout the movie, however, much about this “Borat” entry is business as usual: star Sacha Baron Cohen has been building his cringe-inducing blend of documentary and performance art for two decades, ever since “Da Ali G Show” hit HBO. Once again, his antics have targeted a wide-range of real-life people and places.
Much about the production of “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” is shrouded in mystery. The filmmakers declined to reveal any of the locations where they filmed. Though reports of some scenes trickled out in the media over the summer, many of its unsuspecting targets are just discovering that they appear in the movie. In the process of ranking the best stunts in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” IndieWire has researched and contacted many of the people and places that appear in it.
Here’s our breakdown, which we encourage you to read only once you’ve experienced Borat and Tutar’s journey for yourself.