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CastLudivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Nasser Memarzia, Dominic Cooper, Philip Quast, Mem Ferda, Dar Salim, Khalid Laith, Pano Masti, Selva Rasalingam
DirectorLee Tamahori
Genre:  Action, Biography, Drama
Release Date:  12 August 2011 (UK)
Screen WriterMichael Thomas, Latif Yahia
Runtime:  108 min
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review by . December 09, 2011
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Uday Hussein's Atrocities and Latif Yahia's Defiance
I am at a slight disadvantage here since I have not read the novel by Latif Yahia (one of the two main characters in the film) from which director Lee Tamahori’s (Die Another Day) “The Devil’s Double” has been based on. One thing is obvious from the beginning, this film is stylish, a little loud and definitely filled with sadistic violence as it brings the madness of Uday Hussein, the son of Saddam Hussein into the big screen. It may be a little shallow at its core, …
review by . July 30, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         The Devil’s Double is sensationalism taken to appalling heights. Rather than adapt the true story Uday Hussein and Latif Yahia into a compelling historical drama, director Lee Tamahori and screenwriter Michael Thomas have instead made a lurid action thriller, one that reduces documented human atrocities to the level of violent entertainment. This is a profoundly wrong approach. The real Uday Hussein was by all accounts a psychopath, his alleged …
Quick Tip by . August 07, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Hello all.    If you're looking for a little further insight into THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE, be sure to check out my interview with the man who plays both of the film's lead roles, Dominic Cooper.    http://blacksheepreviews.blogspot.com/2011/0...ews-dominic-cooper.html
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