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The Devil's Double

The Devil's Double
  • 2011
  • Belgium
  • 18
  • Directed by: Lee Tamahori
  • Cast: Dominic Cooper, Philip Quast, Ludivine Sagnier

Cooper turns in a career-changing performance as the rampaging son of Saddam Hussein and his body double Latif Yahia (who wrote the source novel). A gripping thriller by Tamahori, here playing very much to his melodramatic strengths and telling this egomaniacal tale with tongue firmly in cheek.

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The Devil's Double

9 Aug 20114 stars

Rambunctious romp with career changing performance from Dominic Cooper

(18) 106min Subtlety is not in director Lee Tamahori’s repertoire. His excellent 1994 debut, Maori drama Once Were Warriors was full of well caught masculine bravado and tearful repercussions but the director’s career went wayward and reached its…

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