The Devil's Double

Play the part or suffer the consequences


The Devil's Double
Based on a true story, and set back in the 1980s at the height of Saddam Hussein's power in Iraq. His son decides to get a double for use in high-risk situations, and calls an old school friend who happens to look a lot like him. The friend gets a take-it-or-die offer and reluctantly becomes the double for the reckless, sadistic party-boy with a rabid hunger for sex and brutality. But nothing could have prepared him for the horror of the Black Prince's psychotic, drug-addled life of fast cars, easy women and impulsive violence. Things get complicated when the double gets involved with the prince's girlfriend...

103 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence, Drug abuse).
Action, Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast, Mimoun Uaïssa, Khalid Laith
Director
Lee Tamahori
ScreenplayLee Tamahori
MusicChristian Henson
CinematographySam McCurdy
EditingLuis carballar
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byCorsan, Corrino Media Corporation, Staccato Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, crude, demeaning, also sex language
NudityStrong sexual and non-sexual full nudity
SexStrong sexual conduct and sex, high-impact
ViolenceFairly intense, psychological, physical violence also bloody, gory, graphic, shocking scenes
PrejudiceBrief, hatred of Jesus and Kiwaitis, brief homophobia
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseStrong drug use and abuse, cocaine snorting, somewhat glamourised in party atmosphere and sexual heightness
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Geoffrey McNab quote iconDual role saves tale of Saddam's sadistic son
10
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconSpanning tussen 'duiwel' en sy dubbelganger
15
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconAn orgy of evil
10
Box Office
Pam Grady quote iconTamahori's drama is as elegant as it is flamboyant, beautifully designed and gorgeously shot.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconDespite all of that and the thematic element of the good character's moral conflict, the story progressively ends up feeling repetitive and thus nowhere as engaging, horrifying and/or captivating as it easily could and should have.
11
Metacritic.com
28 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
94 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
11
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12

What the People say

Internet
2485 Netizens quote iconEntertaining inside view in the former Baghdad. Some discomforting parts, but without political intentions
14

Average .. 60%

12

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