Cinematic Releases: The Devil's Double
The Devil's Double is an extremely realistic film that recalls the style of movies like the 80's classic, Scarface. Even the marketing for the The Devil's Double beckons the over the top style of that De Palma masterpiece. While some may question the ambition to make a film about such a brutal man, it's actually done respectfully and tastefully captures the essence of the middle east during that specific era. Uday Hussein was a disgusting person that deserves no respect. This film shows him in that light and never presents his behavior as anything to glorify.
Like I said, the violence in this film is extreme and may be a turnoff for some. However, this is one of this year's landmark films and should be respected for it's bravery to attack such a recent topic. Most true stories are changed to suit the studio's needs. This film doesn't do that. This is an honest film that doesn't celebrate the man but paints him as a spoiled rotten, abomination of the human race that had no respect for life.