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The Devil's Double (2011)

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A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.



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Saddam Hussein / Faoaz
Yassem Al-Helou
Latif's Father
School Girl (as Amrita Acaria)
School Girl 2


Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought - but for a price. This is Uday Hussein's world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned to Saddam's palace, he is faced with an impossible request - to be Uday's 'fiday' - his body double, or have his family condemned to death. In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption, knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence. Written by Anonymous

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Play the part or suffer the consequences See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence and torture, sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 September 2011 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Đavolji dvojnik  »

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Box Office


€15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$96,414 (USA) (29 July 2011)


$1,357,042 (USA) (23 September 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Danny Boyle was considered to direct. See more »


In the scene in which Latif's convoy of 3 black Mercedes arrive at a checkpoint (59:00min), bullet holes in the windscreen of the last car in the convey can be seen though its rear window, and can be seen again as the car leaves the checkpoint (59:15min). These holes are not apparent in other shots and it is only later in this scene that the cars come under attack, causing the windscreens to be shot out. See more »


[first lines]
Azzam: [to Latif] Hey.
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Referenced in The Real Devil's Double (2011) See more »


Written by Aimad Hassan
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Performed by Rachel Fabri
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Certainly not a 1 star film
14 February 2011 | by (Malta) – See all my reviews

This film, although admittedly not a masterpiece, is not a 1 star film either.

This film has many redeeming features and I personally found it very enjoyable. In fact it's quite similar to Dorian Gray but loads better and nowhere near as monotonous. How a certain reviewer , who although has his own other personal opinions which I really respect, gave this film just 1 star out of 10 I do not know. One just has to watch the trailer to find out. Trust me, it deserves much more than that mark. Overall this is a great film and for me it lived up to my expectations. Despite some minor flaws I left rather satisfied at the end, certainly something 1 star films are not capable of doing.

It's after all how a film should be, rather enjoyable.

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