Poking fun at hip Brooklyn, ‘The Dictator’ opens May 16

May 9, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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By Raanan Geberer

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

PARK SLOPE — “Thank you for hiring me as general manager!” the man with the foreign accent says to the overall-clad young woman in Park Slope’s fictional “Free Earth Collective” (Park Slope Food Co-op anyone?).

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“No,” the woman says. “You can’t do that. I’m the manager.”

“I can if I kill you!” he answers.

This is one of the Brooklyn-centric scenes from Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator, which opens next week. It’s the story of Admiral General Aladeen, dictator of the impoverished and fictional North African nation of Wadiya, who comes to New York to give a speech at the United Nations.

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The Double Crested Cormorant, spotted in Brooklyn Bridge park. Photo by Heather Wolf, text by Joseph Palmer.

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