Romanian actor Dani Popescu stars in new Sacha Baron Cohen movie

Actor roman Dani Popescu as Nazarbayev in new Borat film, Amazon
Actor roman Dani Popescu as Nazarbayev in new Borat film, Amazon

Romanian actor Dani Popescu stars in the Borat Subsequent Moviefilm that was released last week playing the leader of Kazakhstan.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Kazakh journalist became a worldwide hit in his 2006 movie Borat (some of it shot in Romania), making a follow-up feel impossible.

But Cohen has returned with a sequel set in an US election year and in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic with some new talents in tow.

In Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the Romanian actor stars as Premier Nazarbayev, the leader of Kazakhstan.

The movie opens with a shot of the Kazak Presidential Palace which is actually Casa Academei, which was built for Elena Ceausescu, the wife of the Communist leader who falsely presented herself as leading academic and world chemist.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, scene shot in Romania
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, scene shot in Romania

The film sees disgraced Borat summoned by „Premier Nazarbayev” to deliver a „bribe” _mistakenly understood by Borat as a „bride” _ to „McDonald Trump.”

As Borat, Cohen crashed a real conservative conference in a mock effort to give away his teen daughter ‘Turat’ to Trump via Vice President Mike Pence.

Borat’s daughter is portrayed by Bulgarian actress, Maria Bakalova

However, due to Borat’s last visit to the United States, they settle on rewarding vice president Mike Pence.

Dani Popescu, 51, appears as Nazarbayev a number of times and makes a solid addition to the sequel.

IMDb says the Romanian film and theater actor who was born in 1969 in Constanta, graduated from the University of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography in 1996, landing his debut role in the 1993 film ‘Un simplu soldat.’

The first Borat film  _ Borat  Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan depicted the fictitious journalist leaving Kazakhstan on the orders of the Ministry of Information to make a documentary about the United States.

It included brief footage from the mountain village of Glod in southern Romania that purported to show Borat’s home village in Kazakhstan.

Nazarbaev, Kazakhstan’s longtime president at the time, was frequently an explicit target. Nazarbaev retains the title of “leader of the nation,” although he stepped down from the presidency in 2019 after nearly 29 years.


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