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The Devil's Double Details


Dominic Cooper (Dominic Cooper) headlines director Lee Tamahori's fact-based docudrama centering on the nightmarish experiences of an Iraqi army lieutenant whose life became a living hell after he was hand-selected to be a "fiday" (body double) for Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's ruthless son Uday. Baghdad, 1987: Iraqi soldier Latif Yahia (Cooper) becomes privy to the inner workings of the royal family after receiving an offer he can't refuse. Desperate to protect his family and terrified of making any fatal missteps, Latif studies Uday's every personal tick in order to become the spitting image of the so-called "Black Prince." While some Iraqis might have been honored to be presented with such a unique opportunity, Uday's unparalleled sadism and debauched lifestyle quickly began to eat away at the very core of Latif's soul. As war with Kuwait looms on the horizon, Latif finds himself increasingly drawn to Uday's ravishing mistress Sarrab (Ludivine Sagnier), a woman with her own terrifying tales to tell about time spent with Iraq's cruelest son. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:July 29, 2011


Dominic Cooper
as Latif Yahia
Dominic Cooper
as Uday Hussein
Ludivine Sagnier
as Sarrab
Raad Rawi
as Munem
Philip Quast
as Saddam Hussein
Philip Quast
as Faoaz
Mimoun Oaissa
as Ali
Khalid Laith
as Yassem Al-Helou
Dar Salim
as Azzam
Nasser Memarzia
as Latif's Father
Mem Ferda
as Kamel Hannah
Stewart Scudamore
as Father of School Girl
Amber Rose Revah
as Bride
Selva Rasalingam
as Rokan
Samson Leguesse
as Mercedes Driver
Jamie Harding
as Qusay
Pierre Stafrace
as Uday's Doctor
Michael Arndt
as East German Doctor
Oona Chaplin
as Beauty


Lee Tamahori
Paul Breuls
Emjay Rechsteiner
Catherine Vandeleene
Sam McCurdy
Christian Henson
Composer (Music Score)
Luis Carballar
Paul Kirby
Production Designer
Harris Tulchin
Executive Producer
Caroline Smith
Set Decorator
Anna Sheppard
Costume Designer
Stefan Henrix
Sound/Sound Designer
Matthew Penry-Davey
First Assistant Director
John Hubbard
Tim Fraser
Production Sound Mixer
Simon Giles
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jane Clive
Assistant Costume Designer
Paul Round
Digital Effects
Robert Loudil
CGI Effects
Stefan Henrix
Supervising Sound Editor
Martin Jensen
Re-Recording Mixer
Diane Kingston
Digital Effects
Guy Tannahill
Line Producer
Sjef Scholte
Co-Executive Producer
Lubomir Misak
Stunts Coordinator