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The Devil's Double (2011)

Written By Awir Aditya on Thursday, August 18, 2011 | 5:01 AM


Genre: Action/Crime/History/Biography/War/Drama

Starring: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast

Every world-renowned leader had to look after his own life and the best way to do so was to have body doubles. Exact twins right up to every small feature in order to deceive assassins. Uday Saddam Hussein (Cooper), the son of the Iraqi dictator too created body doubles to save his own precious life. Latif Yahia (Cooper) an Iraqi soldier and Uday's classmate back in school was forced to accept the proposition to become Uday's double. Uday Hussein was perhaps the most arrogant, shameless, immature and perverted person in all of Iraq. He kept multiple women as servants and slept with whomsoever he wished, regularly shot and killed people simply for the fun of it and raped and murdered school girls because he fancied doing it. Sarrab (Sagneir) one of Uday's whores, took a fancy for Latif and they both together shared their hatred for Uday and his behaviour. The movie solely stands on Dominic Cooper and his astounding, perfect and fine piece of acting. He fulfills two roles out of which one role is to play the part of learning how to play the other role.This precise combination is what should have won him accolades and awards. Its just what the doctor ordered for, my bet for at least one Oscar nominee this year.

Thumbs up: Dominic Cooper
Thumbs down: Story could be slightly more vibrant, its just too simple

Rating: 8.2/10
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