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House of Saddam (TV Miniseries)

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House of Saddam
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220 min.
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United Kingdom United Kingdom
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TV Series. Drama | TV Miniseries. Iraq War. Biography
Synopsis
A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.

Beginning in 1979, when Saddam seized control of Iraq in a bloody coup, the miniseries details the impact of his political ambitions and his belief in his own historical significance on his most trusted advisors, closest friends and family members - and on Saddam himself. Within the walls of his opulent palaces and on the streets of Iraq, respect and love are interwoven with fear as Saddam exerts his dominance. He maintains power for almost 25 years in the face of mounting domestic and international pressures, demonstrating an amazing aptitude for survival. Eventually, however, the House of Saddam begins to crumble, and as its leader becomes increasingly isolated from the international community and those nearest to him, his grip on reality and on power fades.

HOUSE OF SADDAM offers a fresh perspective on the dictator, his relationships and his actions behind closed doors, retelling events from inside the very heart of the regime. The international cast includes Igal Naor ("Rendition," "Munich") as Saddam Hussein; Oscar® nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo ("House of Sand and Fog") as Saddam's first wife, Sajida; Philip Arditti ("10 Days to War") as Saddam's oldest son, Uday; Said Taghmaoui ("Vantage Point," "The Kite Runner") as Saddam's half-brother, Barzan Ibrahim; and Christine Stephen-Daly ("Casualty," "Cutting It") as Saddam's mistress and subsequent second wife, Samira.
Awards
2009: Emmy: Best Actress in Miniseries or TV Movie (Aghdashloo). 4 Nominations
2008: BAFTA TV Awards: 5 Nominations including Best TV Mini Series & Best Director
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User history
House of Saddam (TV Miniseries)
2008
Alex Holmes, Jim O'Hanlon
6.8
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