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Latif Yahia - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography
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Latif Yahia - biography, date of birth, place of birth, filmography, clips, Writer, Producer, Actor.
Born June 20, 1964, Baghdad, Iraq - former Iraqi combatant of the Iran-Iraq War, screenwriter, producer and actor.
Latif claimed that Uday Hussein was his classmate during his schooling and that other classmates noted his resemblance to Uday.
Yahia claims he became Uday's doppelganger after the outbreak of the Iran-Iraq war. He received a letter from President Saddam Hussein to arrive at his palace. Upon arrival, he was informed that he should become Uday's doppelganger to accept public appearances when situations are too dangerous. Yahia initially refused to accept the job and was subsequently placed in solitary confinement. After this conclusion, Latif agreed to become Uday's double. He was trained for six months to imitate Uday, his speech, and his gestures. He underwent dental surgery to make his appearance more like Uday. During the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, Yahia was used as a moral inspiration for the Iraqi troops and sent to Basra disguised as Uday to meet the troops.
Later relations with Uday deteriorated. According to Latif, the last drop of water was that the woman Uday began to pay more attention to Latif. Uday shot him in a fit of rage, wounding Latif. He had to flee. He headed north, where he was captured and imprisoned by Kurdish rebels - mistaken for Uday. When the kidnappers realized he was not Uday, Latif was released and granted asylum in Austria in 1992. There, an attempt was made on his life, after which Latif moved to London in 1995.
On March 10, 1997, after the threat of refugees in Norway, Latif Yahia appears in his office with a can of gasoline, pouring it on the floor, threatening to burn everything. Latif managed to calm down, after half an hour he ran away. He was subsequently arrested by the police. Latif was released pending trial and left the country, moving first to Germany, then to Ireland.