The Devil's Double

Rated R 109 minutes 2011

Latif Yaiha was a soldier in the Iraqi army when Uday Hussein selected him to be his double, or fiday. Thankless duty, that. The role of Uday's fiday was to travel to the more-dangerous ports of call; by the time he fled Iraq, Latif had dodged assassins' bullets several times, including at least one attempt by Uday himself. The Devil's Double recounts Latif's life as someone else, with Dominic Cooper portraying both the reasonable, moderate Latif and the unbelievably crazy Uday. He's really top-notch. Unfortunately, Cooper is not given much support from director Lee Tamahori or the rest of the cast. The film doesn't exactly fall completely apart—the story is a little too rich on its own for that—but the payoff is terribly sour.

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Director: Lee Tamahori

Producer: Paul Breuls, Michael Fedun, Emjay Rechsteiner, Catherine Vandeleene, Harris Tulchin and Arjen Terpstra

Cast: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Mimoun Oaïssa, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast, Mem Ferda, Khalid Laith, Dar Salim, Nasser Memarzia, Selva Rasalingam and Pano Masti


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