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The Devil's Double

R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Having been forced to act as a body double for one of Saddam Hussein's sons, Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper) gives an insider's look at the life of the Iraqi tyrant.

Cast: Dominic Cooper , Ludivine Sagnier , Mimoun Oaïssa , Raad Rawi , Philip Quast , Mem Ferda , Khalid Laith , Dar Salim

Director: Lee Tamahori

Genres: Action, Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

The Devil's Double (2011)

Release Date: July 29th, 2011|1 hr. 49 min.

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fan reviews ( 6 )
  • This is a breakthrough star performance from a terrific actor getting a chance to let it rip. show more

  • Even if it means blowing more than half the budget on animal wranglers, any movie that profiles Saddam Hussein's eldest son and Iraqi psychopath Uday Hussein is incomplete without the presence of his personal zoo. It's like filming a Michael Jackson biopic and leaving out the chimp, Ferris wheel and kid who played "Webster." show more

  • The movie isn't deep, or particularly intricate; it doesn't play all that much with the potential for mistaken identities, and the cruelty it depicts becomes repetitive or, worse still, desensitizing. But The Devil's Double does give us indelible images of Uday's decadence - the filmmakers say they're understated - and a double dip of dazzling acting. show more

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  • December 01, 2011 wo00000000107498
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    One of the best films this year.

  • November 22, 2011 camnibus
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    Scarface set in the desert, but pretty entertaining. Take the \"based on a true story\" part with a DOT size grain of salt,

  • November 18, 2011 joe-joe
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    This might be my favorite film of the year. Dominic Cooper hopefully willl get an Oscar nod as he really deserves it. I really thought I was watching two different people. He did an excellent job. Due to movie time you could tell a good part of the storywas missing but you get the overall essence of Saddam\'s son Uday and his double Latif Yahia life. The subject matter may turn many off but I would recommend seeing it.

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Harley W. Lond on November 22, 2011

Things are beginning to pick up on the home entertainment front this week: There's two best bets for your viewing enjoyment -- 'Super 8' and 'Sarah's Key' -- as well as a handful of interesting t...

Video: The Real Latif Yahia, Portrayed by Dominic Cooper in 'Devil's Double,' Speaks Out

Posted by
Michael Hogan on August 11, 2011

The easiest way to describe 'Devil's Double,' Lee Tamahori's disturbing film about Saddam Hussein's sociopathic son Uday and his reluctant (to say the least) body double, Latif Yahia, is to call ...

Weekend Movie Preview: Stud Muffins, Smurfs, and Aliens Galore (VIDEO)

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Aiden Redmond on July 28, 2011

With not one, but two alien invasion movies coming out this weekend, yet another big screen adaptation of a cartoon we grew up with, and Ryan Gosling taking his first stab at the world of comedy,...

Dominic Cooper on 'The Devil's Double,' Playing Iron Man's Dad and Being the Next Vampire Heartthrob

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Jason Guerrasio on July 27, 2011

It's hard to imagine someone in Iraq during the early '90s more evil than Saddam Hussein, but there was... his eldest son Uday. His psychotic antics and hard partying ways became legendary in the...

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