Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The Devil's Double (Lee Tamahori, 2011)

Lee Tamahori's "The Devil's Double" is based on the experiences of Latif Yahia, who was groomed as Uday's double. In this role, he survived no less than a dozen assassination attempts. The movie portrays him as an Iraqi soldier forced to take the job after beatings and threats to his family; he is seen throughout as a respectable figure with contempt for Uday and a good deal of courage in standing up to him.
It is impossible to observe Cooper's performance as Uday without being reminded of Al Pacino in "Scarface" (1983

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