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The Devil’s Double

Production company: Corsan, Lionsgate
Director/s: Lee Tamahori
Producer/s: Paul Breuls, Michael John Fedun, Emjay Rechsteiner, Catherine Vandeleene
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Cast: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi
Format: Feature Film
Language/s: English
Genre/s: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Running time: 108 min
Year: 2011
Status: Completed

Latif, an Iraqi soldier, is forced to become the “fedai” (body double) of Saddam Hussein’s notorious playboy son Uday. With his family’s life at stake, he must learn to walk and talk like the ‘Black Prince’.

The Devil’s Double is based on the book by Latif Yahia and is set during Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. Principal photography lasted nine weeks on this feature film directed by Lee Tamahori. The Devil’s Double stars British actor Dominic Cooper, whose masterful performance as both Uday Hussein and Latif has earned him much praise.

Pellikola’s Oliver Mallia served as Unit Production Manager leading a multinational crew of over 200 people. Over forty different locations were utilized around Malta and three interior sets were purposely constructed within a local warehouse. A number prominent hotels and luxury site were also utilized to depict Uday’s lavish lifestyle. The Devil’s Double was released at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.

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