Navan cinema warns that Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno is 'vile'
A cinema showing the film Bruno has warned fans it is "vile" and to stay away if they don’t want to be offended.
It left a recorded message on the ticket hotline about the tasteless antics of the gay Austrian TV reporter, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, the Mirror said.
It says: “Bruno is particularly vile. It leads to a hell of a lot of complaints.
“It will offend every prejudice in the book, believe me, so don’t come on after and tell us how horrible it was.”
The message, at Diamond Screen cinema in Navan, Co Meath, added: “One or two have enjoyed it, though.”
A spokesman for Diamond Screen said: “We haven’t had any complaints yet. But we often leave jokey messages.”
The film is about a gay fashion fanatic who wants to be “the most famous Austrian since Hitler”, and the Austrian press are already on the defensive.
Baron Cohen’s most controversial lines in the film include: “I want to live the Austrian dream of finding a partner, buying a dungeon and starting a family” and “K is for ‘Kampf, mein... ze fashion bible written by Austria’s black sheep Adolf Hitler”.
Austrian writers are anticipating that the country may have a similar experience to Kazakhstan, which is still recovering from the pitiless satire directed at the nation by the British comedian’s last film ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’.