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The Devil's Double -- Forced to become the body double of Uday Hussein, Latif Ahmed (Cooper) bears witness to daily life under Saddam Hussein's reign, from lavish extravagances to sadistic acts of brutality.
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The Devil's Double -- Featurette: Make-Up
The Devil's Double -- Interview: "Ludivine Sagnier On Her Character"
The Devil's Double -- Interview: "Dominic Cooper On Getting Involved With The Film"

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Michael Thomas (written by)
Latif Yahia (books)
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Release Date:
10 August 2011 (UK) See more »
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Play the part or suffer the consequences See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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The Untold Story See more (119 total) »

Cast

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Dominic Cooper ... Uday Hussein / Latif Yahia

Ludivine Sagnier ... Sarrab

Raad Rawi ... Munem
Philip Quast ... Saddam Hussein / Faoaz

Mimoun Oaïssa ... Ali

Khalid Laith ... Yassem Al-Helou

Dar Salim ... Azzam

Nasser Memarzia ... Latif's Father

Mem Ferda ... Kamel Hannah

Pano Masti ... Said

Akin Gazi ... Saad

Stewart Scudamore ... Father of School Girl

Amrita Acharia ... School Girl (as Amrita Acaria)

Elektra Anastasi ... School Girl 2

Amber Rose Revah ... Bride

Selva Rasalingam ... Rokan
Samson Leguesse ... Mercedes Driver
Sarah-Lee Zammit ... Amer (as Sarah Lee Zammit)

Ben Shafik ... Kurd
Frank Tanti ... Lickspittle

Jamie Harding ... Qusay
Marcelle Theuma ... Latif's Mother
Tiziana Azzopardi ... Gallalha
Manuel Cucciardi ... Manservant
Mark Mifsud ... Mohammed
Khaled Riani ... Republican Guard
Francisco Catania ... Captain
Pierre Stafrace ... Uday's Doctor
David Leguesse ... Assassin
Emanuela Ciappara ... Munem's Wife
Aidan Aquilina ... Rayban Kid (as Aiden Aquilina)
Marwin Allagui ... Revolutionary Guard
Frida Cauchi ... Sajida

Marama Corlett ... Hennahead (as Corlett Marama)

Oona Chaplin ... Beauty
Rachel Fabri ... Abdel Akle
Andre Agius ... Kid on Crutches
Stasys Baltakis ... East German Doctor
Michael Arddt ... East German Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Marieclaire Camilleri ... Girl in Gold (uncredited)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Saddam Hussein ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charles Meli ... Doctor (uncredited)
Norman Schwarzkopf ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Latif Yahia ... Minister (uncredited)
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Directed by
Lee Tamahori 
 
Writing credits
Michael Thomas (written by)

Latif Yahia (books)

Produced by
Niels Bourgonje .... assistant to the producer: Staccato
Paul Breuls .... producer
Joyce van Diepen .... associate producer
Michael John Fedun .... producer
Norton Herrick .... producer
Alexandra Lodewijkx .... assistant producer: STACCATO
Atilla Meijs .... associate producer
Harm Mulder .... co-executive producer
Emjay Rechsteiner .... producer
Sjef Scholte .... co-executive producer
Marion Slewe .... associate producer
Guy Tannahill .... line producer
Arjen Terpstra .... executive producer
Harris Tulchin .... executive producer
Catherine Vandeleene .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christian Henson 
 
Cinematography by
Sam McCurdy 
 
Film Editing by
Luis Carballar 
 
Casting by
Amy Hubbard 
John Hubbard 
 
Production Design by
Paul Kirby 
 
Art Direction by
Charlo Dalli 
 
Set Decoration by
Caroline Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Anna B. Sheppard 
 
Makeup Department
Lara Bella Vella Baldacchino .... hair stylist: daily
Lara Bella Vella Baldacchino .... makeup artist: daily
Emma Beard .... hair stylist: daily
Becky Borg .... makeup artist: daily
Justin Brincat .... makeup artist: daily
Maria Darmanin Muscat .... makeup artist: daily
Dorianne Edwards .... hair stylist: daily
Giselle Farrugia .... hair stylist: daily
Ruth Galea .... hair stylist: daily
Marcelle Genovese .... hair coordinator: crowd
Marcelle Genovese .... makeup coordinator: crowd
Sylvana Grasso .... makeup artist: daily
Elaine Grech .... makeup artist: daily
Alex Grima .... hair stylist: daily
Jackie Grima .... makeup artist (as Jacqueline Farrugia Grima)
Alexia Licari .... makeup artist: daily
Lara Licari .... makeup artist: daily
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Joanna Massa .... hair stylist: daily
Daniela Mizzi .... makeup artist: daily
Lorna Muliett .... makeup artist: daily
Bianco Jane Muscat .... hair stylist: daily
Lourdes Muscat .... makeup artist: daily
Darren Robinson .... prosthetics
Karen Sciberras .... hair stylist: daily
Kevin Scicluna .... hair stylist: daily
Jan Sewell .... hair designer
Jan Sewell .... makeup designer
Jan Sewell .... prosthetics designer
Lesley Smith .... key hair stylist (as Leslie Smith)
Lesley Smith .... key makeup artist (as Leslie Smith)
Michelle Vella .... makeup artist: daily
Andy Garner .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetic supplier (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Matthew Camilleri .... unit manager
Steffen Geypens .... post-production supervisor
Oliver Mallia .... unit production manager
Fadi Sarraf .... production manager: Jordan
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Michelle Attard .... assistant director trainee
Colin Azzopardi .... co-second assistant director
Gerard Caruana .... floor assistant director
James Cooper .... assistant director trainee
Chris Micallef .... assistant director: crowd
Matthew Penry-Davey .... first assistant director
Lance Roehrig .... second assistant director
Will Haynes .... floor assistant director: dailies (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Thomas Abdilla .... painter
Marco Abela .... carpenter
Jeremy Agius .... painter
Anatole Azzopardi .... carpenter
Jason Azzopardi .... laborer
Alan Bailey .... property master
Sandra Banthorpe .... set dresser
Tarcisco Barbara .... painter
Joseph Bondin .... laborer
Chris Bonello .... art department coordinator
Robert Philip Bonello .... painter (as Robert Bonello)
Eric Borg .... propman
Alessio Buhagiar .... hod stagehand
Frederick Buhagiar .... storeman
Raymond Buhagiar .... laborer
Steve Buhagiar .... laborer
Clive Busuttil .... plasterer
Shamison Busuttil .... assistant art director
Leonard Callus .... chargehand
John Camilleri .... carpenter
Alfred Caruana .... carpenter
Mario L. Cassar .... propman (as Mario Cassar)
Lino Chetcuti .... scenic artist
Alfred Chircop .... carpenter
Joe Ciantar .... hod carpenter (as Joseph Ciantar)
Mike Cuddy .... prop storeman
David D'Amato .... carpenter
James Debono .... stand-by props
Raymond Debono .... hod welder
Manwel Degiorgio .... carpenter
Ian Duncan .... painter
Mark Anthony Ellul .... set decoration buyer: Malta (as Mark Ellul)
Raymond Ellul .... assistant construction manager (as Ray Ellul)
Martin Farrugia .... laborer
Martin Farrugia .... propman
Redent Farrugia .... hod plasterer
Anthony Formosa .... carpenter
Joseph Formosa .... carpenter
Atonia Galea .... art department seamstress
Andrea Gauci .... art department assistant
Peppi Gauci .... assistant property master
John Gerada .... carpenter
John Gouder .... drapesman
Joe Grixri .... carpenter
Andy Grogan .... set decoration buyer: UK
Joe Hammett .... painter
Lawrence Hili .... assistant storeman
Douglas Ingram .... storyboard artist
Rita Cilia La Corte .... stand-by props
David Mallia .... painter
Mario Mangiafico .... laborer
Charles Meli .... carpenter
Toni Merciega .... laborer
Paul Mizzi .... carpenter
Brian Neighbour .... construction manager
Joseph Pace .... stand-by props
Matthew Pace .... graphic artist
Dave Pearce .... construction manager (as David Pearce)
Victor Piscopo .... laborer
Francis Seisun .... carpenter
Paul Seisun .... chargehand
Silvan Seisun .... carpenter
Alfred Seychell .... chargehand
Adrian Start .... hod painter
Vincent Tanti .... propman
Leonard Underwood .... painter
Ludvik Vassallo .... carpenter
Mario Sky Vassallo .... plasterer (as Mario Vassallo)
Emanuel Vella .... carpenter
Laurence Vella .... painter
George Zammit .... carpenter
Joseph Zammit .... laborer
 
Sound Department
Steve Browell .... additional sound effects editor
Sandy Buchanan .... adr recordist
Tim Fraser .... sound mixer
David Gillain .... foley mixer
Stefan Henrix .... sound designer
Stefan Henrix .... supervising sound editor
Martin Jensen .... sound re-recording mixer
Nik Kozlov .... sound assistant (as Nikita Kozlov)
Mark Lafbery .... adr recordist
Nick Lowe .... supervising adr editor
Nick Lowe .... supervising dialogue editor
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
William Towers .... boom operator (as Will Towers)
Thibault van der Meerschim .... adr recordist (as Thibaut Vandermeersche)
Robert Karlsson .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
Fabien Pochet .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Héléna Réveillère .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robin Beavis .... special effects technician
Alexander Brincat .... special effects breakaways
Kenneth Cassar .... special effects coordinator: Malta
Keith Dawson .... special effects technician
Michael Dawson .... special effects supervisor
Charles Debattista .... special effects assistant
Alfred Degeorgio .... special effects assistant
Stuart Heath .... special effects technician
Roderick Pulis .... special effects assistant
Steven Warner .... special effects coordinator
David Watkins .... assistant special effects supervisor
Neil Corbould .... special effects consultant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Stella Ampatzi .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Daniel Baker .... visual effects technical coordinator: Peerless Camera Company
Martin Body .... senior roto artist: Peerless Camera Company
Francesco Canonico .... cg artist: Peerless Camera Company
Alan Church .... visual effects producer
Gavin Digby .... senior compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Simon Giles .... visual effects supervisor (as Simon Bruce Giles)
Simon Gretton .... visual effects technical coordinator: Peerless Camera Company
Ian Holland .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Mason Jarratt .... digital effects coordinator: Peerless Camera Company
Marc Jouveneau .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Stephen Karl .... additional visual effects: Peerless Camera Company
Taskin Kenan .... roto & tracking artist: Peerless Camera Company
Andrew Kingston .... systems administrator: Perless Camera Company
Diane Kingston .... digital effects producer: Peerless Camera Company
Robert Loudil .... lead cg artist: Peerless Camera Company
Sarah Marchant .... digital paint artist: Peerless Camera Company
Rosanna Mennear .... digital effects coordinator: Peerless Camera Company (as Rosie Mennear)
Tim Ollive .... cg artist: Peerless Camera Company
Christopher T. Page .... rotoscope artist: Peerless Camera Company (as Christopher Page)
Emanuele Pescatori .... cg artist: Peerless Camera Company
George Port .... additional visual effects: Peerless Camera Company
Tim Pruce .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company
George Ritchie .... additional visual effects: Peerless Camera Company
James Roberts .... cg artist: Peerless Camera Company
Paul Round .... digital effects supervisor: Peerless Camera Company
Deepa Sebastian .... visual effects administrator: Peerless Camera Company
Jodie Snow .... visual effects administrator: Peerless Camera Company
John Swinnerton .... senior compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Emeline Tedder .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Guillaume Renberg .... motion control operator (uncredited)
Nicky Walsh .... digital effects coordinator: Peerless Camera Company (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Steve Griffin .... assistant stunt coordinator
Branislav Martinak .... stunt performer
Lubomir Misak .... stunt coordinator
Giedrius Nagys .... stunt rigger
Domonkos Pardanyi .... stunt performer
Nikovich Sammut .... stunt performer
César Solar .... stunt performer (as Cesar Solar Martinez)
Cuco Usín .... stunt performer (as Justo Usin Carrera)
Karen Xuereb .... stunt double: Sarrab
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Oliver Agius .... electrician
Malcolm Bamavage .... electrician
Adrian Bartolo .... best boy
Sergio Bernuzzi .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Patrick Bramucci .... rigging gaffer
Dan Carling .... digital imaging technician
Ziad Choucheh .... focus puller: Jordan
Tom Elgar .... video assist (as Thomas Elgar)
Michael F. Farrugia .... camera trainee (as Michael Farrugia)
Raphael Francis Farrugia .... camera trainee (as Raphael Farrugia)
John Furrugia .... video assist
Jon Garwes .... focus puller: "a" camera
Lawrence Grima .... best boy grip
Rodrigo Gutierrez .... camera operator: "a" camera
John Heald .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Phil Humphries .... camera loader: "a" camera
Hamadah Hussni .... grip: Jordan
Charles Lia .... key grip
Noel Micallef .... electrician
Noel Micallef .... rigging electrician
Miguel Mifsud .... company grip
Michael Monteiro .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael Monteiro .... steadicam operator
Guillaume Renberg .... motion control operator
Charles Scicluna .... rigging electrician
Stephen Scicluna .... company grip
Marvin Sheath .... company grip
Sofie Silberman .... still photographer (as Sofie Silbermann)
Roni Sukhon .... key grip: Jordan
Andrew Taylor .... gaffer
Stephen Valletta .... rigging electrician
Sophie Van Mieghem .... still photographer
Jan Vrints .... cinematographer: Jordan
Matthew Waving .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Emma Edwards .... daily second assistant camera (uncredited)
John Preca Trapani .... crane/remote head technician (uncredited)
Paul Preca Trapani .... crane/remote head technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Nicole Blackman .... extras casting
Gerard Caruana .... extras casting trainee
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Edward Said .... casting director: Malta
Cathleen Tanti .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmen Agius .... on-set costumer: Dominic Cooper
Daryl Bristow .... wardrobe supervisor
Rose Calleja .... wardrobe: daily
Carmen Callus .... wardrobe: daily
Ernest Camilleri .... wardrobe coordinator
Grace Camilleri .... wardrobe: daily
Jane Clive .... assistant costume designer
Joseph Fenech .... wardrobe runner
Marcelle Giannakoudakis .... wardrobe assistant (as Marcelle Giannakoudakisas)
Gary Lane .... military costumer
Francesco Luperini .... crowd costume supervisor
Sophie Pace .... wardrobe trainee
Joe Silvio .... wardrobe assistant
Rosanna Silvio .... on-set costumer: Ludivine Sagnier
 
Editorial Department
Dieter Allaerts .... video operator & dailies assistant
Peter Bernaers .... colorist
Yves Bertrand .... additional editor
Yves Bertrand .... first assistant editor
Yves Bertrand .... on-line editor
Gerard Bloemen .... digital intermediate assistant
Jan De Coninck .... film recordist & data scanner
Paolo Finotto .... digital intermediate producer
Dmitry Lavrov .... digital intermediate supervisor
Koen Maenhout .... digital intermediate assistant
Frank Mostert .... digital intermediate assistant
Robin Reumers .... it supervisor
Jo Van Hove .... script sync assistant
 
Music Department
Leo Abrahams .... musician: guitar
Dot Allison .... musician: vocals
Samuel Karl Bohn .... assistant music editor
Samuel Karl Bohn .... assistant to composer
Samuel Karl Bohn .... musician: guitar
Joby Burgess .... musician: percussion
Alison Butters .... music clearance
Matt Dunkley .... conductor
Olga FitzRoy .... assistant music engineer
Ben Foskett .... orchestrator
Christian Henson .... musician: vocals
Christian Henson .... orchestrator
Jake Jackson .... score engineer & mixer
Tony Lewis .... music editor
Mark Lo .... music supervisor
Colin Rae .... music preparation
Hilary Skewes .... musician contractor
Rolf Wilson .... musician: leader
Alison Wright .... score supervisor
Bart Westerlaken .... composer: official site music (uncredited)
Bart Westerlaken .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bassem Abu Soud .... driver: Jordan
Charles Buhagiar .... driver (as Charlie Buhagiar)
Arthur Cassar .... driver
Ihab Douglas .... driver: Jordan
Charlie Galea .... assistant picture vehicle coordinator
Ian Vassallo Grant .... transportation coordinator
Christian Mallia .... transportation captain
Patrick Thomas McManus .... picture vehicle coordinator (as Patrick McManus)
Qusay .... driver: Jordan
James Sammut .... driver
Joseph Zammit .... driver: minibus
Tarek Zouri .... driver: Jordan
 
Other crew
Jimi Abidts .... epk crew
Frans Afman .... business consultant
Rebecca Anastasi .... production coordinator
Sian Angharad Anthony .... set runner (as Sian Lewis)
Cora Balzan .... assistant production coordinator
Joseph Barbara .... accounts photocopy
Rino Bonavita .... assistant production accountant
Vincent Borg .... assistant armorer
Pascal Borno .... international sales agent
Jo Breuls .... head of finance
Marieclaire Camilleri .... set production assistant (as Marie Claire Camilleri)
Gerard Caruana .... set production assistant
Laurence Chisholm .... production secretary
Steve Cummings .... armorer (as Stephen Cummings)
Ramon Dahmen .... executive: FMG
Sigi De Maesschalck .... tax shelter financing
Clifford De Spenser .... dialogue coach
Edwin de Vries .... representative: Independent Dutch Film Fund
Kathleen Debrincat .... production accountant
Dana Dobrin .... tax shelter financing
Jay Fedun .... production assistant
Joseph Formosa Randon .... location manager
Louise Caruana Galizia .... key set production assistant
Laurens Geels .... business consultant
Anna Maria Grima .... assistant location manager
Jo Hageman .... tax shelter financing
Moira Houlihan .... unit publicist
Veronique Huyghebaert .... assistant: Paul Breuls
Samih Janakat .... military attache: Jordan (as Major Samih Janakat)
Fred Kroetsch .... production assistant (as Frederik Kroetsch)
Dianne Mapp-Cheek .... financial controller
Peter Mark Mercieca .... set production assistant (as Peter Mercieca)
Holly Mitchell .... assistant to director
Rudi Peeters .... tax shelter financing
Stephen A. Petroni .... armorer (as Steve Petroni)
Nick Ptashnick .... production assistant
Rowena Radbury .... script supervisor
Irma Raman .... production accountant: Corsan
Mark Sansone .... location manager
Thomas Schembri .... personal assistant director
Harris Tulchin .... legal affairs
Jelle Van Coillie .... epk crew
Koen Van Den Bergh .... travel coordinator
Marie-Louise Vanthilt .... legal & business affairs
Marie-Louise Vanthilt .... legal affairs
Emelie Vervecken .... publicity coordinator
Slavko Vukanovic .... location assistant
Maria Westerbos .... business consultant
Roland Wigman .... legal consultant
Pauline Zerafa .... assistant accountant
Fawaz Zoubi .... location manager: Jordan
Kate Penlington .... clearances (uncredited)
Catherine Vandeleene .... head of sales (uncredited)
Emelie Vervecken .... executive assistant: producer (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence and torture, sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and pervasive language
Runtime:
109 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:16 | Japan:R18+ | Japan:R15+ (edited version) | Mexico:C | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Trivia:
CAMEO: Director Lee Tamahori is the man with the mouth shield preparing Latif for the surgery.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Real Devil's Double (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
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50 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
The Untold Story, 2 May 2011
Author: slayerjmk95 from United States

Saddam Hussein was not the only one in his family with a body double; his son, Uday Hussein had one as well. This is the story behind that double, and his name is Latif Yahia. This is definitely not a film to miss when it is released. Lee Tamahori is a skilled director who has his flaws when it comes to his films, but overall he has a very good record behind him (Next, Die Another Day, Along Came A Spider). The acting in this film is good, the deliverance is spectacular, and the overall tone and feel for the characters and setting is very realistic. With great effects, cinematography, and writing, this film is, hands-down, one of the best Indie films ever created. I'd see this in theaters twice, given the chance to. I'm sure Latif Yahia will be satisfied with this Indie masterpiece

8.5/10 Stars****

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