The year is 1987 and Baghdad is the playground for the rich and infamous- where anything can be bought, for a price. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned from the frontline to Saddam's palace, he is faced with an impossible request to be Iraq's notorious Black Prince Uday Hussein's 'fiday,' his body double. With his family's lives as well as his own on the line, his fate is decided. Latif begins his journey as Uday Hussein, a man as widely hated as he is powerful. As he learns to walk, talk and act like Uday, he experiences the extravagance of a world filled with fast cars, endless money, easy women, and deeply depraved violence. Knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death, as he battles to escape from his forced existence alongside Sarrab, Uday's notorious concubine. In a dynamic and chilling portrayal of Latif Yahia's autobiographical novel, THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE charts one man's struggle in a world of bloodlust, power and seduction.
- Release Date
- July 29, 2011