But what a role! Dominic plays both Uday (Saddam's oldest son) and Latif, the school aquaitance and now soldier picked personally by Uday to be his body double and relish in all the presidential glory that comes along with being the Son of Saddam.
Against his will, Latif is forced away from his family to take up a presidential life of sex, drugs and corruption and stand idly by a psychotic, self indulged playboy who drives his cars as fast as he takes his drugs and women.
Movies like this will only get made once. They come and go in between huge blockbusters but they absolutely cannot be missed. You fully believe that this actually went on and how traumatic it was for those involved. We only see what the News broadcasts and journalists let us see with hearsay and judgement passed constantly but this opened my eyes to actual events, cut in with real archived footage and I fully believe it to be mesmerising.
That's the story - you know the ending. But its Dominic Coopers performance as Uday & Latif that make this one jaw dropping experience.
See this if........................................you want to see what happens, behind closed doors.