Rated R · 109 minutes · 2011

Action, Drama
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.
Official Site: www.thedevilsdoublefilm.com
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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The Coast Halifax The Devil's Double delivers Historical drama and double lead combine for greatness. by Matthew Ritchie 09/15/2011
Charleston City Paper The Devil's Double is an over-the-top true story Iraq-Iran war vet Latif is yanked off a battlefield and given a choice that is really no choice at all: reject his former identity as a soldier and beloved son to a wealthy Iraqi businessman and become the doppelganger to a madman. by Felicia Feaster 09/21/2011

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