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THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE written by Latif Yahia, who was ripped from his family and forced to become the fiday (which translates roughly as "bullet catcher") to Saddam's lunatic son Uday Hussein, the book was a glimpse into the deeply depraved web of fast cars, endless money, easy women, pure corruption, and wanton violence in which Yahia was captive for years.
Drama - This is a violent fact-based drama aimed at adult moviegoers. Fans of
Dominic Cooper will enjoy this change of pace dual role showcase for
him. Language, sex, and graphic gore make this film inappropriate for
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; 2 S-words; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity; full non-sexual nudity. VIOLENCE: Bloody beatings, shootings, killings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, cocaine. ACTION: Explosions and combat. COMEDY: Some darkly humorous lines.
Summoned from the frontline to Saddam Hussein's palace, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper) is thrust into the highest echelons of the "royal family" when he's ordered to become the 'fiday' - or body double - to Saddam's son, the notorious "Black Prince" Uday Hussein (also Dominic Cooper), a reckless, sadistic party-boy with a rabid hunger for sex and brutality. With his and his family's lives at stake, Latif must surrender his former self forever as he learns to walk, talk and act like Uday. But nothing could have prepared him for the horror of the Black Prince's psychotic, drug-addled life of fast cars, easy women and impulsive violence. With one wrong move costing him his life, Latif forges an intimate bond with Sarrab (Ludivine Sagnier), Uday's seductive mistress who's haunted by her own secrets. But as war looms with Kuwait and Uday's depraved gangster regime threatens to destroy them all, Latif realizes that escape from the devil's den will only come at the highest possible cost.