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Double the Excitement


The Devils Double follows the story of Uday Saddam Hussein and his Body double Latif Yahia,a soldier in the Iraqi army.Uday hires Latif to play his Fedai.The movies plot surrounds Latif and the anguish he faces in putting on the mask of a Psychopath that Uday is.

The movie chronicles the life of Uday in the Historical aspect as well as his personal side.Dominic Cooper establishes a perfect balance between the two characters by his Acting prowess. Ludivine Sagnier plays Sarrab,Uday’s personal courtesan.Philip Quast as Saddam Hussein not only resembles him in looks but also the behavior.

The movie switches between the sadistic life of Uday and the light hearted Latif.Uday is shown to be the typical example of a spoilt brat unlike his brother Qusay.Uday uses his power as Saddams son to kidnap school girls and rape them and also leads a Flamboyant lifestyle.Though they are two completely different Individuals the only thing that distinguishes them physically is Udays Teeth.

One notable scene is when Uday and Latif attend a wedding of an Iraqi officer and Uday goes on to rape the bride on the very same day and she later jumps to her death.Uday is sen to show no remorse in being the psychopath he is.

The only reason he doesn’t kill Latif even though many a times,He crosses the limit is his Obsession with himself a Narcissistic Characteristic of his.Despite the movie having real life characters it cannot be considered to be an actual biography of Uday as Western media often tends to exaggerate their vices and negative aspects.

The movie is definitely worth a watch and somewhere it reminds me of Syriana in its depiction of the Arab World.


The Beaver in all of Us


The Beaver, stretches beyond the level of a Walter Black’s(Mel Gibson) individual psychological torment into one that each one of us share.Our own fears of looking into our past and finding things we don’t like is quite the struggle the protagonist faces in the movie.

The Brit accent The Beaver puts on is quite funny to listen to,Jodie foster as the wife and the Director of the movie does justice to both.Anton Yelchin as the son fulfills the role of the Troubled teenager, Riley Thomas as the younger son,too young to understand the seriousness of a family and finally Jennifer Lawrence as Anton’s love interest and as a teen unable to cope up with her own brothers death blends in the role perfectly.

The Beaver who begins as a puppet and the last resort in the life of man whose got nothing to lose and turns into an individual itself with a mind of its own.The depressed individual that Walter is forcesĀ  him into accepting the Beaver as a necessary evil.The movie emphasizes on how fragile a family is and at the same time and that when a member of the family starts talking to a puppet, Rip that Puppet.