In Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen put the real-life country of Kazakhstan on the map. Now he's hoping to do the same for the fictional Republic of Wadiya in the upcoming The Dictator.
The actor and comedian plays Middle East dictator General Aladeen in the movie, which just lanched a viral ad campaign that includes an official webpage for the country. Offered in two languages — English and Wadiyan — the site introduces us to the country and its supreme leader. No stranger to hyperbole, Aladeen declared the site was already bigger than Facebook!
Interesting tidbit about Wadiya? The country had a "Hot Potato" period, defined as the time the country was traded from Italy to Switzerland for a truckload of cheese. Wadiya also has some, um, interesting holidays, including Holocaust Remembrance Day: When Aladeen remembers all those who were so tragically released from Auschwitz (can someone say bad taste?). more about Wadiya and The Dictator >> Posted 02.03.12 by Chris