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Release Date: July 29th, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 22nd, 2011

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: Drama, Action

Production Co: Corsan, Staccato Films, Corrino

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Emotional, 1980s, Dark, Underdog, Soldier

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • This is a straight-up gangsta film, yo. Spare us the phony redemption. show more

  • Undeniably fascinating as a visit to a world you'd never have wanted to have come near in real life -- that of the Hussein family's inner sanctum -- the film falls crucially short by not providing a window into the mind of the man who was coerced into acting as his double. show more

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