Category: ActionPlay the part or suffer the consequences
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Sex … Power … Too Much Money … What Do You Get a "Prince" That Has Everything?
Sex… Power… Too much money… What do you get a 'Prince' that has everything?
All Genres: Action, Biography, Drama
Release Year: 2011
Director: Lee Tamahori
Sound: Dolby Digital
Writing by: Michael Thomas – written by
Latif Yahia – novel
Latif Yahia –
Produced by: Niels Bourgonje – assistant producer
Paul Breuls – producer
Joyce van Diepen – associate producer
Michael John Fedun – producer
Veronique Huyghebaert – assistant producer
Alexandra Lodewijkx – assistant producer
Atilla Meijs – associate producer
Emjay Rechsteiner – producer
Guy Tannahill – line producer
Arjen Terpstra – executive producer
Harris Tulchin – executive producer
Catherine Vandeleene – producer
Cast: Dominic Cooper – Latif Yahia / Uday Hussein
Ludivine Sagnier – Sarrab
Raad Rawi – Munem
Mem Ferda – Kamel Hannah
Dar Salim – Azzam Al-Tikriti
Khalid Laith – Yassem Al-Helou
Pano Masti – Said Kammuneh
Nasser Memarzia – Latif's Father
Philip Quast – Saddam Hussein
Selva Rasalingam – Rokan
Mark Mifsud – Mohammed Al Ramzi
Music: Christian Henson
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A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.
Plot: Bagdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought – but for a price. This is Uday Hussein's world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. 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. 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.
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- Writer/director Joe Cornish was inspired to make this film after actually being mugged in real-life (much in the same way as portrayed in the film). He noticed his young assailants were as scared as he was, and started researching their lives.