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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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Cast

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Munem
Philip Quast ...
Saddam Hussein / Faoaz
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Ali
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Yassem Al-Helou
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Azzam
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Latif's Father
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Said
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Saad
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School Girl (as Amrita Acaria)
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School Girl 2
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Bride
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Storyline

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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Sex... Power... Too much money... What do you get a 'Prince' that has everything? See more »


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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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8 September 2011 (Netherlands)  »

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Đavolji dvojnik  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,357,042 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Danny Boyle was considered to direct. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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

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Jesus For The Jugular
Written by Finn Andrews
Performed by The Veils
Licensed Courtesy of Rough Trade Records Limited.
By Arrangement with Beggars Group Media Limited
Published by Bug Music
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surprisingly good
13 February 2011 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie today at Berlinale and was pleasantly surprised that as I walked out of it thought to myself that it's been a really long time since I saw a decent movie like this. Before I looked Uday/Latif up on the internet I had doubts about how close the plot was to reality, turned out to be quite interesting showing that, well everything in the movie has (kind of) happened. Makes it disturbing to know on a different level.

The depiction of Uday's psychotic character throughout the movie seems very real and does not spare or cheat the viewers any disturbing torture/abuse scenes. Some people might dislike this, some maybe even enjoy it.

That being said I liked the overall acting, both main and lesser characters did a good job. And on a side note: i found the movie sets and props were quite awesome.

btw: I can still remember the news of Uday's and Qusai's deaths back in 2003, but that meant little to me at that time. At least now i know.


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