I just got home from the "Borat: cloafmbgnok" screening at the Haifa film festival.
Let me tell you this-
This is my review, focusing on the atmosphere of the film rather then the content itslef. I write to you not as a journalist reviewing the film for the public, but as a TBB member writing to other borat fanatics.
So here is my reportings, chenkwee:
I got to the festival with a friend. Our first task was to find some parking, and being a Jew, I looked for free parking (no money needed).
We got about 30 mintues earlier so we had some beers, and discuseed Borat. On this time we realised that the screening was moved to the main hall (a f#cking huge place) as the original hall was sold out instantly once they announced the screening in the internet (I was qucik enough to buy 2 tickets in great spots).
We also realised that the place is packed with tons of celebreties. Every famous comdien in Israel was there. Everybody wanted to see "Borat: cloafmbgnok" and give him respect. We got to our seats and cracked some Borat jokes with the people around us.
When the film began, the audience went wild. Basiclly everybody was screaming. I understood that the public was aware of Borat and everybody were fans.
The film itself kicked ass. I don't want to talk about the content since there are enough spoilers already, but let me tell you few things. The film is hilourios both to Borat experts (like us) and to people who don't know him. There are certain jokes from the series that were remade and generally, I kinda knew whats coming up-next. I wasn't really surprised by the jokes yet they were very funny to me. But "do not need worry"- there are some completly new jokes- one scene is unforgetable, and may be the #1 Borat moment ever!
Another intersting thing is this: Borat actually speaks HEBREW in most of his dialogs. When he's speaking "Kazaki" it's actually clear and perfectly pronounced Hebew words, actually phrases. He just talks Hebrew. Not random words (like Jagshemesh Chenkwee and Jendobrie) but complete lines.
This ofcourse, thanks to SBC's perfect knowledge of Hebrew.
Moreover, there's a some special bonuses for Hebrew speakers since there are some jokes in the Hebrew itself (funny terms, defenitions and more).
Imagine the Israeli crowd get wild out of any Borat "Kazaki" sentence!
No doubt about it- people who know Hebrew get some extra content and humour out of this film.
As far as I know, I'm the first one in the world reporting that. TBB exclusice
Anyway, I had a balst. At the end of the screening, everybody gave standing clapping with hands. It is a brilliant movie.
Guys, you will NOT be disappointed. If not- Borat will crush you.