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Confronting Feature Begins Shooting in Melbourne

9 November 2011 5:21 PM, PST | FilmInk.com.au | See recent FilmInk.com.au news »

Purporting to be a drama torn from today's headlines, David Pulbrook's feature debut, Last Dance, will explore themes of ideology, faith, freedom, oppression and the power of compassion.   The film stars British born AFI award winning actress Julia Blake, known for roles in films such as Innocence and The Boys are Back, the cult eighties series Prisoner, and the recent ABC television series, Bed of Roses.   Blake will star alongside Firass Dirani, known for his portrayal of Lebanese nightclub owner, John Ibrahim, in Underbelly: The Golden Mile and who will be seen in the soon to be released actioner Killer Elite. »

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Last Dance commences principle photography

7 November 2011 8:00 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

New Australian film Last Dance has gone into production this week. The film, which is helmed by first time director David Pulbrook and produced by former Spaa president, Antony I. Ginnane, commenced principle photography in and around St Kilda on Monday. Last Dance follows Sadiq Mohammad (Underbelly's Firass Dirani), a radical Palestinian, who, after fleeing from a suicide bombing that has gone wrong, takes holocaust survivor, Ulah Lippman, hostage in her own apartment. As the police close in, the unlikely pair are forced to confront their own pasts. In February, it was announced that the role of Ulah would be played by American screen veteran, Gena Rowlands (Woman Under the Influence, The Notebook). The part has since been recast, with Bed of Roses star, Julia Blake, replacing »

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New Release: The Devil’s Double DVD and Blu-ray

17 October 2011 5:05 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Release Date: Nov. 22, 2011

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.99

Studio: Lionsgate

Dominic Cooper goes the "Scarface" route in The Devil's Double.

Rising star Dominic Cooper (An Education) stars in a dual role in The Devil’s Double, a biographical action-drama film about life in the world of notorious Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein as seen through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein’s son Uday Hussein.

Back in the late 1980s and 1990s, Baghdad, Iraq was a decadent and dangerous playground for Uday Hussein (Cooper). Uday fueled his Caligula-like lust for debauchery and immorality by helping himself to whatever or whoever he wanted. Into this world arrives Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia (also Cooper), who is commanded to become Uday’s ‘fiday’—his body double—or have his family condemned to death. Undergoing plastic surgery and dental work to enhance his resemblance to Uday, Latif is »

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'H&A' Laga'aia 'surprised at return'

3 March 2011 10:52 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jay Laga'aia has revealed that he didn't think he was due back to Home and Away for another week until he received a panicked phone call. The actor's character Rev Elijah Johnson had left Summer Bay to work as a missionary in Africa and had been filming another TV show in the meantime. Laga'aia told Inside Soap: "I'd just finished filming another big TV show called Bed Of Roses and thought I didn't start back on Home and Away until the following week. "Then I got (more) »

- By Kristy Kelly

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