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The Devil's Double

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
The Devil's Double


Based on actual events, "The Devil's Double" recounts the remarkable tale of Latif Yahia, an Iraqi army lieutenant who was summoned to Saddam Hussein's palace in 1987 and ordered to become the fiday, or body double, of his notorious eldest son, Uday. Many of his countrymen might have considered this a great honor, but it was merely the beginning of a hellish nightmare for Latif. Under the constant threat of harm to his family, he had no choice but to play the role of silent witness while his nefarious captor indulged in countless brutal and depraved fantasies with no regard for human life.
Related reviews:
08/04/2011
Wanted: Stand-in for despot's depraved and despised son. Job requirements: Strong physical resemblance and stronger stomach. » Read more
City Paper Grade: C+
08/03/2011
This film's moral relativism ranges from mildly complicated to utterly simplistic. » Read more

08/04/2011
Wanted: Stand-in for despot's depraved and despised son. Job requirements: Strong physical resemblance and stronger stomach. » Read more
City Paper Grade: C+
08/03/2011
This film's moral relativism ranges from mildly complicated to utterly simplistic. » Read more

MPAA rating:
R
for strong brutal bloody violence and torture, sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and pervasive language
Cast:
Nasser Memarzia; Dar Salim; Ludivine Sagnier; Raad Rawi; Dominic Cooper; Selva Rasalingam; Pano Masti; Khalid Laith; Philip Quast; Mem Ferda
Directed by:
Lee Tamahori
Genre:
Action, Adventure; Drama
Running time:
01:48
Release date:
2011
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