The Devil's Double

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  108 min.
Release Date: August 5, 2011 (limited)
DVD: November 22, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 3.45
based on 114 votes and 18 reviews
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Cast: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Philip Quast, Raad Rawi, Mimoun Oaissa, Khalid Laith, Dar Salim, Nasser Memarzia


Raised in a wealthy household in Baghdad, Latif Yhia had Saddam Hussein's eldest son Uday as a classmate. Their resemblance was remarked upon. Years later Latif was summoned to Hussein's palace and ordered to be sadistic Uday's body double. When he refused, he was imprisoned and tortured. When his family was also threated, he decided to cooperate. After extensive training, Latif became Uday's double in 1987.

Based on the book by Latif Yahia.

Director: Lee Tamahori
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Paul Breuls, Catherine Vandeleene, Michael John Fedun, Emjay Rechsteiner
Screenplay: Michael Thomas
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  • 5 stars "I would recommend this movie to every single person in the WORLD. It was FANTASTIC! Great acting and very suspenseful!!"
  • 1 star "Aside from fantastic settings, and visual opulance, the movie is very immature with little acting to no acting talent and a poorly developed flow. I almost stopped watching half way throughm, but managed to make it to the end. I would never re watch this, nor recommend it to anyone as worth seeing in any way."
  • 5 stars "Amazing movie, its like Goodfellas meets Scarface! the Arabian version."