This reflects more on the film's style and direction then Cooper himself, as I felt with a more realistic, grittier take on the material; Cooper's performance could have been as iconic as Pacino's. Yahia is who he wants. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned to Saddam's palace, he is faced with an impossible request - to be Uday's 'fiday' - his body double, or have his family condemned to death. This is Uday Hussein's world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. .
Latif is an ordinary man who is thrust into an extraordinary situation. The Devil's Double 2011 The Devil's Double: Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought - but for a price. In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption, knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence. Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought - but for a price. He has his old classmate brought to the palace and tells him that he want him to become his double.
Immediately, Uday claims Yahia as his own property. This is Uday Hussein's world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. The movie has quite a few twists and turns, there is some violence in the film, and scenes not suitable for young children. The producer warned us that we should expect not too much of the political impact of this film. Even more fantastic is the fact that the guy who the movie is about Latif Yahia is still alive! Use direct links to download or Watch Online.
This film has many redeeming features and I personally found it very enjoyable. The producer had some arguments in favor of the choices made. None of them are positive. People often complaints about a low buffering speed, numerous irritating pop-up windows which keep on interrupting you while watching a movie, low visual quality or even breaking sound due to low audio quality which devoid you of listening to the crucial dialogues, and the most irritating moment comes when you have watched a part of the movie and you have reached the climax and you suddenly discovers that the movie is incomplete or any other such problems while watching a movie online but this site will free you from all such problems and you can watch the complete movie on this one site with no such difficulties. The stunning star cast will leave you mesmerized by their daring stunts which would definitely leave your eyes wide open.
On the downside, the gloss makes the film feel like a generic gangster movie which isn't helped by the other genre trappings The violent sociopath, the femme fatales, the reluctant henchman the film displays throughout. While the rest, as they say, is history, I certainly don't want to spoil the way the rest of the film plays out. According to the film maker, what we saw was in more respects not completely accurate. Cooper's performance as Uday and his titular double is undoubtedly the highlight of the film. This is Uday Hussein's world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. We now know that he played both roles on the same day, given the entourage and colleague actors present that day.
They existed and ruled since the time of the Roman emperors and probably before that , and still are ruling nowadays in countries all over the world. The acting in dual roles by Cooper, his first film as lead, is Oscar worthy. In my opinion they did their job very well, all things considered. Out of the supporting cast, Rawi and Quast, are the standouts, with Rawi's body guard, imbued with quiet dignity and subtle authority, clearly fed up with having to look after his psychotic charge and yet unable to do anything about it. This film intrigued you with how intense, ridiculous, uncaring, and arrogant Saddam Hussain's son Uday Hussain was while his father ruled over the people of Iraq. Yahia is given cosmetic surgery and dentures to complete the look.
Sagnier gives a rather wooden, dispassionate performance and her chemistry with Cooper is lacking. The lifestyle that the Hussein's live is more than Presidential - it is royal. No regard for human life what so ever. The film was not against Sadam as a dictator in particular, but rather against dictators in general. Unless of course you want to watch another Hurt Locker, it may have won a lot of Oscars but The Devil's Double deserves more.
When army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned to Saddam's palace, he is faced with an impossible request - to be Uday's 'fiday' - his body double, or have his family condemned to death. This is Uday Hussein's world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. In the end the villain that is Uday eventually gets what is coming to him through the man he has forced to live life through his eyes and perpetrate the fraud of his life. Ultimately, Latif feels more like a stock character, a mob underling in over his head with a psychotic kingpin, rather than the films emotional core. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: , Production Co: Corsan, Staccato Films, Corrino Keywords: , , , , The movie isn't deep, or particularly intricate; it doesn't play all that much with the potential for mistaken identities, and the cruelty it depicts becomes repetitive or, worse still, desensitizing. He gives both men their own voices, mannerisms and idiosyncrasies, that instantly allow the viewer to tell them apart.
His second role as Latif: increasingly horrified and disgusted with Uday's excesses, is considerably more understated and at times, can feel a little underdeveloped, compared to Uday's flamboyancy. We know how it ends, but as with life, it's the journey that's important. Uday's fascination with Yahia grows stronger and it enters your mind that Uday may actually be in love with his double. Synopsis Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought - but for a price. Country: Belgium, the Netherlands Year: 2011 Genre: Thriller, Drama, Biography Director: Tamahori Actors: Philip Quast, Mimoun Oayyassa, Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Khalid Laith, Dar Salim Description Dramatic thriller The Devil's Double - the story of the twin son of Saddam Hussein, Black Prince Uday. At various moments throughout the screening the notion crossed my mind that this movie could be construed as a justification of overturning the Sadam regime, or in other words as propaganda in favor of George W for a completed project in Iraq. We watch Yahia struggle with the lifestyle he is forced to live.