THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE ( MA)
Stars: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier
Director: Lee Tamahori
Available: Now on DVD and BD The story of one man becoming another should be a mighty compelling one and when that man is an Iraqi lieutenant and the man he is transformed into to serve as his double is chief Iraqi nutter Uday Hussein, well that should be unmissable. It’s a shame, then, that this tale, which is based on Latif Yahia’s book, isn’t much of a study. Uday’s well documented excesses and brutality take up most of the screen time, the rest is just melodrama – though Dominic Cooper does give good service in the dual roles of both Uday and Latif.
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