House of Saddam

House of Saddam

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Director: Alex Holmes, Jim O'Hanlon

Cast: Alex Holmes, Jim O'Hanlon, Igal Naor, Makram Khoury

     
 

In this HBO miniseries from directors Jim O'Hanlon and Alex Holmes (who also co-wrote and executive produced), the events of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's life are retold from a perspective never before seen - the ever-shrinking inner circle of his once-mighty regime. The story opens in 1979, as Hussein (Igal Naor) seizes control of Iraq in a bloody coup. Later… See more details below

Overview

In this HBO miniseries from directors Jim O'Hanlon and Alex Holmes (who also co-wrote and executive produced), the events of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's life are retold from a perspective never before seen - the ever-shrinking inner circle of his once-mighty regime. The story opens in 1979, as Hussein (Igal Naor) seizes control of Iraq in a bloody coup. Later resting comfortably in his opulent palaces as he exerts his control over his cabinet and his people, the powerful tyrant clings to power for nearly twenty-five years. During that time, not even his family, including his first wife Sajida (Shohreh Aghdashloo), his oldest son Uday (Philip Arditti), his half-brother Barzan Ibrihim (Said Taghmaoui), or his mistress (and ultimately second wife) Samira (Christine Stephen-Daly) would be immune to his wrath. By speaking to the very people who were closest to Hussein during his lifetime O'Hanlon and Holmes are able to look past the politics, propaganda, and self-interests of outsiders to offer an unbiased glimpse into the life of one of the 20th Century's most controversial figures.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/14/2009
UPC:
0883929061631
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
R
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
4:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Fate of a Dynasty: an in-depth look at Saddam's regime, including cast and crew interviews

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Igal Naor Saddam Hussein
Makram Khoury Tariq Aziz
Shohreh Aghdashloo Sajida Khairallah Tulfah
Philip Arditti Uday Hussein
Mounir Margoum Qusay Hussein
Saïd Taghmaoui Barzan Ibrahim
Amr Waked Hussein Kamel
Christine Stephen-Daly Samira
Waleed F. Zuaiter Actor

Technical Credits
Alex Holmes Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Jim O'Hanlon Director
Stephen Butchard Screenwriter
Maurice Cain Production Designer
Crispin Green Editor
Florian Hoffmeister Cinematographer
Philip Kloss Editor
Steve Lightfoot Producer
Hilary Salmon Executive Producer
Samuel Sim Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- House of Saddam
2. It Is Over, Comrade [12:05]
3. Political Differences [10:12]
4. To Serve You and Iraq [9:32]
5. Your Brothers' Council [9:08]
6. Bad Blood [8:46]
7. Know Your Place [11:44]
2. Our Little Prince [1:22]
3. Enough [8:39]
4. The President's Blessing [10:06]
5. Tell Me Why [9:39]
6. Economic War [11:15]
7. Too Late For Lies [8:26]
Disc #2 -- House of Saddam
2. Remain Calm [1:40]
3. Mr. Uday [8:13]
4. A Common Interest [9:58]
5. Loyalty [7:23]
6. On Your Own [10:04]
7. The Bedouin Way [13:14]
2. A New Iraq [1:40]
3. Say Nothing [8:13]
3. Iraqi Honor [9:58]
5. Fight [7:23]
6. Early Morning Raids [10:04]
7. The President [13:14]

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