Film / Brüno
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Vassup! Ich bin Brüno, eine gay Österreicher fashion host. Die Europäer kicked me outta die business, so I need to go to America to become über-famous.

Brüno (2009) is a mockumentary film from Sacha Baron Cohen, and the third based upon one of his characters from Da Ali G Show (after Ali G Indahouse and Borat). Brüno, a fabulously gay Austrian fashion reporter and TV host, is fired from his show Funkyzeit after ruining a fashion show. To add insult to injury, his lover leaves him for another man. He decides to go to America (with his assistant Lutz) to become the "biggest Austrian superstar since Hitler".

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Dieser Film umfasst examples of:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: The Producer's reaction to Harrison Ford telling Bruno to "Fuck Off."
  • Adaptation Expansion - Like Borat, Bruno originated in Da Ali G Show.
  • Alle Deutsche Sind Nazis: Bruno addressing a military officer and Mel Gibson as "Mein Führer", giving a Heil Hitler salute during basic training, referring to himself and Hitler as Austria's greatest men, and calling Brad Pitt "Bradolf Pittler".
  • Arab-Israeli Conflict: A world issue that Bruno attempts to "fix" in order to become famous.
  • Bad Bad Acting: Spoofed during Bruno's meeting with a talent agent near the beginning.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Lutz.
  • Bilingual Bonus - Whatever the "terrorist leader" said before the interpreter told Bruno to get out. (Note: The guy was actually a Christian charity worker and sued Baron Cohen.)
  • Body Sushi: Bruno holds a nantaimori performance with a Mexican man, which disgusts Paula Abdul.
  • Butt Monkey: Lutz.
  • Camp Gay
  • Charity Motivation Song: Bruno puts one together at the end. It's more about how great he is than any particular cause.
  • Depraved Homosexual / All Gays Are Promiscuous: The sheer volume of "gays are sex perverts" jokes is enough to make even the most self-deprecating gay people feel nauseous.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Lutz is a rare gay example.
  • Epic Fail: Bruno's focus group pitch for a new TV show, which involves lots of crappy, suggestive dancing, an offensive exchange regarding Jamie Lynn Spears' baby, a two-second "interview" with Harrison Ford, and a talking penis. The focus group reaction? "It was worse than cancer!"
  • Exact Words: Bruno does have an "interview" with Harrison Ford at the end of his video. Unfortunately, the video is full of Filler (including a talking penis) and Ford's entire "interview" is a Precision F-Strike.
  • Fan Disservice: The talking penis in the focus group scene.
  • Der Fundamentalist: The gay converter and the Westboro Baptist Church. Made all the more terrifying because it's real.
  • Gratuitous German
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: The whole premise of Bruno's "Straight Dave" alias at the end.
  • Heävy Mëtal Ümlaut: Even the U on the Universal logo in the trailers got hit with it.
  • It's All About Me: Bruno is an extreme narcissist who goes to absurd lengths to become famous, including exploiting children and sexually harassing Ron Paul.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Lutz gives one to Straight Dave (aka Bruno) in the cage match before they reconcile, much to the homophobic audience's horror and disgust.
  • Padding: Invoked during the Harrison Ford video. There's a huge amount of irrelevant crap (including a talking penis), which builds up to an "interview" with the man himself which consists of Ford telling Bruno to fuck off.
  • Poe's Law: Parts of the film were staged or deliberately misrepresented. Which parts are real, and which are fake? And does it make a difference?
  • Precision F-Strike: Harrison Ford's cameo.
  • Rated M for Manly: Straight Dave, Bruno's alter ego at the end of the film. At least until Lutz shows up...
  • Refuge in Audacity: Most of the film, notably the scene where Bruno and Lutz are handcuffed together and ask the hotel staff to help them.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Bruno and Lutz at the end during the cage match.
  • Diese Verrückten Nazis - Bruno desires to be the biggest Austrian superstar since Adolf Hitler.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Bruno, to a much greater degree than Borat, who is mostly a well-meaning idiot reared in a ridiculous Ruritania. In fact, this is a significant part of the reason the film was not as well-received as Borat or anything involving Ali G, and was specifically mentioned in The Irish Times's review of the film.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The reaction of the cage match audience to Bruno and Lutz's Slap-Slap-Kiss moment.