DVD: The Devil's Double

By admin
30 March 2012

Rating: 2/5

2011. 104 min.


True-life drama.

This inside look at what went on behind the walls of Saddam Hussein’s palace in the ’80s is lurid, over the top and nasty as dutiful Iraqi soldier Latif (DOMINIC COOPER) is summoned by Saddam’s sadistic son Uday (also Cooper) and forced to become his body double.

Cooper is excellent at creating two distinct characters – despite looking almost exactly the same, the viewer is never in any doubt about whether it’s Uday or Latif they’re seeing.

The problem is you can watch only so many acts of violence, rape and drug-taking before it becomes tedious.

If you love gangster epics such as Scarface, add a star.

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