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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
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Ali (as Mimoun Oaïssa)
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Yassem Al-Helou
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Azzam
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Latif's Father
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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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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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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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There is a reference to The Godfather in one of the first scenes where Latif is impersonating Uday. He acts as a double when entering and leaving an important meeting. When he leaves and is shot at by a young boy an orange cart is shown prominently with oranges falling. Oranges were present whenever death occurred or was about to in The Godfather and there was an orange cart featured when Don Corleone was shot at it. See more »

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In a lot of car scenes the driver is on the right side, but in Iraq the driver seat is on the left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Azzam: [to Latif] Hey.
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Relax
Written by Holly Johnson, Peter Gill and Mark O'Toole
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Produced by Trevor Horn for Horn Productions
Courtesy of Union Square Music Ltd
under exclusive license from ZTT Records Ltd
Published by Perfect Songs
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Dominic Cooper's Performance
26 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie not realizing that both leads were being played by one amazing actor!!! Dominic Cooper was exactly that: amazing. And deserving of an Oscar nomination when the time comes for handing them out. My film club was fortunate enough to have an interview with DC via Skype and found him to be as charming as he is talented.

Some seem to find fault with this film because it reminds them of Scarface. I don't get that at all. Perhaps they mean that at times it is operatic, over the top, but it is, after all, a biopic about a crazy man, and to me anyway, the parts of the film that deal with the double offset the high drama perfectly. Highly recommended!


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