The Devil's Double


1h 48m 2011

Brief Synopsis

When Latif Yahia was summoned from the front in the Iran-Iraq War to Saddam Hussein's inner sanctum he was given a choice: become the double of Saddam's eldest son Uday or die. Latif underwent surgery to modify his appearance and was trained to move, speak, and behave exactly like Uday. As the stand

Film Details

Also Known As
Devil's Double, El doble del diablo, La doublure du diable, doble del diablo, doublure du diable
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Production Company
AP Archives; Air Studios, London; Budget Films Inc; Corsan World Sales (Cws); Corsan World Sales (Cws); F.I.L.M. Archives; Footagebank; Icon Uk Group; Peerless Camera Company; Pinewood Sound; Twickenham Film Studios; Twickenham Studios
Distribution Company
EQUINOXE FILMS/LIONSGATE; A-Film Distribution; Empire; Equinoxe Films; Equinoxe Films; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Medyavizyon; Myndform; Nu-Metro; Warner Bros. Pictures International; West Video
Location
Malta

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

When Latif Yahia was summoned from the front in the Iran-Iraq War to Saddam Hussein's inner sanctum he was given a choice: become the double of Saddam's eldest son Uday or die. Latif underwent surgery to modify his appearance and was trained to move, speak, and behave exactly like Uday. As the stand-in taking the bullet for one of Iraq's most powerful and hated men, he participated in affairs of state, made public appearances, and during the Gulf War, visited the troops on the front lines while Uday stayed safely in Switzerland. He also saw firsthand the horrors and absurdities of a regime based on corruption and intrigue. Yahia was privy to unbridled scenes of debauchery, and witnessed repeated instances of torture, terror, rape and murder. When Saddam's soldiers plundered Kuwait, Latif was there, both the tool of his master and the recorder of Iraqi crimes. After years of service, Latif finally managed to escape to Europe. But it would take him another 10 years to get rid of the devil inside of him, while being hunted by the Iraqi Secret Service.

Crew

Thomas Abdilla

Painter

Marco Abela

Carpenter

Jimi Abidts

Production

Leo Abrahams

Music

Frans J Afman

Consultant

Carmen Agius

Costumer

Jeremy Agius

Painter

Oliver Agius

Electrician

Dieter Allaerts

Videotape Operator

Stella Ampatzi

Compositor

Rebecca Anastasi

Production Coordinator

Finn Andrews

Song

Sarah Michelle Attard

Assistant Director

Anatole Azzopardi

Carpenter

Colin Azzopardi

Assistant Director

Jason Azzopardi

Foreman

Alan Bailey

Property Master

Daniel Baker

Visual Effects Coordinator

Lara Bella Vella Baldacchino

Makeup

Cora Balzan

Assistant Production Coordinator

Malcolm Banavage

Electrician

Sandra Banthorpe

Assistant Set Decorator

Joseph Barbara

Accountant

Tarcisio Barbara

Painter

Abigail Barbier

Adr Voice Casting

Adrian Bartolo

Best Boy

Emma Beard

Hair

Robin Beavis

Special Effects Technician

Koen Van Den Bergh

Travel Coordinator

Peter Bernaers

Colorist

Sergio Bernuzzi

Dolly Grip

Yves Bertrand

Editor

Yves Bertrand

On-Line Editor

Yves Bertrand

Assistant Editor

Nicole Blackman

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Martin Body

Rotoscope Artist

Samuel Karl Bohn

Music

Samuel Karl Bohn

Assistant

Samuel Karl Bohn

Music Editor

Rino Bonavita

Assistant Production Accountant

Joseph Bondin

Foreman

Chris Bonello

Art Department Coordinator

Robert Bonello

Painter

Becky Borg

Makeup

Eric Borg

Propman

Vincent Borg

Armourer

Niels Bourgonje

Assistant

Patrick Bramucci

Rigging Gaffer

Jo Breuls

Finance Manager

Paul Breuls

Producer

Alexander Brincat

Special Effects

Justin Brincat

Makeup

Daryl Bristow

Wardrobe Supervisor

Steven Browell

Sound Effects Editor

Sandy Buchanan

Adr

Alessio Buhagiar

Production

Charles Buhagiar

Driver

Frederick Buhagiar

Foreman

Raymond Buhagiar

Construction

Steve Buhagiar

Foreman

Joby Burgess

Music

Peter Burns

Song

Clive Busuttil

Plasterer

Shamison Busuttil

Assistant Art Director

Alison Butters

Rights & Clearances

Rose Calleja

Wardrobe

Carmen Callus

Wardrobe

Leonard Callus

Charge Scenic Painter

Ernest Camilleri

Wardrobe

Grace Camilleri

Tailor

John Camilleri

Carpenter

Marie Claire Camilleri

Set Production Assistant

Matthew Camilleri

Unit Manager

Francesco Canonico

Cgi Artist

Luis Carballar

Editor

Dan Carling

Film Lab

Alfred Caruana

Carpenter

Eileen Caruana

Seamstress Supervisor

Gerard Caruana

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Gerard Caruana

Set Production Assistant

Arthur Cassar

Driver

Kenneth Cassar

Special Effects Coordinator

Mario Cassar

Propman

Lino Chetcuti

Scenic Artist

Alfred Chircop

Carpenter

Laurence Chisholm

Production Secretary

Ziad Choucheh

Camera Focus Puller

Alan Church

Visual Effects Producer

Joe Ciantar

Carpenter

Jane Clive

Assistant Costume Designer

Jelle Van Coillie

Production

Jan De Coninck

Film Lab

James Cooper

Assistant Director

Stephen Coy

Song

Mike Cuddy

Propman

Stephen Cummings

Armourer

David D'amato

Carpenter

Ramon Dahmen

Executive

Charlo Dalli

Art Director

Keith Dawson

Special Effects Technician

Michael Dawson

Special Effects Supervisor

Sigi De Maesschalck

Finance Manager

Clifford De Spenser

Dialogue Coach

Edwin De Vries

Finance

Charlie Debattista

Special Effects Assistant

James Debono

Props

Raymond Debono

Welder

Kathleen Debrincat

Production Accountant

Alfred Degiorgio

Special Effects Assistant

Manwel Degiorgio

Carpenter

Joyce Van Diepen

Associate Producer

Gavin Digby

Compositor

Dana Dobrin

Finance Manager

Ihab Douglas

Driver

Ian Duncan

Painter

Matt Dunkley

Music Conductor

Dorianne Edwards

Hair

Tom Elgar

Video Assist/Playback

Mark Ellul

Set Decorator

Raymond Ellul

Construction Manager

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

Rachel Fabri

Song Performer

Giselle Farrugia

Hair

John Farrugia

Video Assist/Playback

Martin Farrugia

Propman

Martin Farrugia

Foreman

Michael Farrugia

Camera Trainee

Raphael Farrugia

Camera Trainee

Redent Farrugia

Plasterer

Jay Fedun

Production Assistant

Michael John Fedun

Producer

Joseph Fenech

Wardrobe Department Intern

Paolo Finotto

Film Lab

Olga Fitzroy

Music Engineer

Anthony Formosa

Carpenter

Joseph Formosa

Carpenter

Ben Foskett

Music

Tim Fraser

Sound Mixer

Antonia Galea

Seamstress Supervisor

Charlie Galea

Coordinator

Ruth Galea

Hair

Louise Caruana Galizia

Set Production Assistant

Andy Garner

Prosthetic Makeup

John Garwess

Camera Focus Puller

Andrea Gauci

Art Department Assistant

Peppi Gauci

Assistant Property Master

Laurens Geels

Consultant

Marcelle Genovese

Makeup

John Gerada

Carpenter

Steffen Geypens

Post-Production Supervisor

Marcelle Giannakoudakisas

Wardrobe Assistant

Simon Giles

Visual Effects Supervisor

Peter Gill

Song

David Gillain

Foley Mixer

John Gouder

Art Department

Sylvana Grasso

Makeup

Elaine Grech

Makeup

Simon Gretton

Visual Effects Coordinator

Steve Griffin

Stunt Coordinator

Alex Grima

Hair

Annamaria Grima

Assistant Location Manager

Jackie Grima

Makeup Artist

Lawrence Grima

Best Boy Grip

Joe Grixti

Carpenter

Andy Grogan

Set Decorator

Rodrigo Gutierrez

Camera Operator

Jo Hageman

Finance Manager

Joe Hammett

Painter

Aimad Hassan

Song

John Heald

Dolly Grip

Stuart Heath

Special Effects Technician

Stefan Henrix

Supervising Sound Editor

Stefan Henrix

Sound Designer

Christian Henson

Music

Christian Henson

Song

Lawrence Hili

Propman

Ian Holland

Compositor

Moira Houlihan

Unit Publicist

Amy Hubbard

Casting

John Hubbard

Casting

Phil Humphries

Loader

Hamadah Hussni

Grip

Veronique Huyghebaert

Assistant

Douglas Ingram

Storyboard Artist

Jake Jackson

Music Engineer

Major Samih Janakat

Other

Mason Jarratt

Digital Effects Artist

Martin Jensen

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Holly Johnson

Song

Marc Jouveneau

Compositor

Stephen Karl

Visual Effects

Taskin Kenan

Rotoscope Artist

Andrew Kingston

Software Engineer

Diane Kingston

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Kirby

Production Designer

Nikita Kozlov

Sound Department

Frederik Kroetsch

Production Assistant

Rita Cilia Lacorte

Props

Rowena Ladbury

Script Supervisor

Mark Lafbery

Adr

Film Details

Also Known As
Devil's Double, El doble del diablo, La doublure du diable, doble del diablo, doublure du diable
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Production Company
AP Archives; Air Studios, London; Budget Films Inc; Corsan World Sales (Cws); Corsan World Sales (Cws); F.I.L.M. Archives; Footagebank; Icon Uk Group; Peerless Camera Company; Pinewood Sound; Twickenham Film Studios; Twickenham Studios
Distribution Company
EQUINOXE FILMS/LIONSGATE; A-Film Distribution; Empire; Equinoxe Films; Equinoxe Films; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Medyavizyon; Myndform; Nu-Metro; Warner Bros. Pictures International; West Video
Location
Malta

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States Summer July 29, 2011

Released in United States on Video November 22, 2011

Released in United States 2011

Limited Release in United States Summer July 29, 2011

Released in United States on Video November 22, 2011

Based on the books "The Devil's Double" and "I was Saddam's Son" by Latif Yahia.

Released in United States 2011 (Premieres)

Project was included on the 2006 Black List.