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Uncle Saddam (2000)

Unrated | | Documentary, Comedy, History
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Qusay Hussein ...
Himself (youngest son of Saddam Hussein) (archive footage)
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Uday Hussein ...
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Everything you've ever wanted to know about Saddam Hussein (but were afraid to ask).


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The film was compiled from footage the director smuggled out of Iraq during a visit there on the pretext of chronicling the nation's suffering under U.N. sanctions. The director has received death threats from the Iraqi government following the film's completion. See more »

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Also Attempted To Be Directed By Abou Noor another "minder" amongst others See more »

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La Vie en Rose
Music by Louiguy
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
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Lifestyles of the rich and psychopathic...
27 November 2002 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

The subject matter avoids Saddam's rise to power, which was covered quite well by Frontline. The focus instead is on Saddam "the man", his family, his wealth, and his megalomania in general. The images of Saddam's palaces, museums and other shrines juxtapose chillingly with those of children in hospitals and Saddam's torture victims. We also see how Saddam has turned his presidency into a virtual monarchy, (rather than a Hitler-style dictatorship) complete with royal family intrigue as family members come into and lose -- sometimes painfully -- power and influence within the regime. The tongue in cheek narration gives this documentary a strange feel, more sarcastic than ironic, which I am not sure was the best way to present this material. Saddam will no doubt receive his wish and be remembered throughout history (alongside similar monsters like Nero, Pol Pot, Stalin, Catherine di Medici and others).


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