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House of Saddam

Episode #1.1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
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TV Episode | 61 min | Biography, Drama, History

Saddam, frustrated step-son of a sadistic peasant, was the deputy of the Iraqi president, number two in a revolutionary regime that modernized the former British-protected kingdom. When his faction of the ruling Baath Party opposes the ...See moreSaddam, frustrated step-son of a sadistic peasant, was the deputy of the Iraqi president, number two in a revolutionary regime that modernized the former British-protected kingdom. When his faction of the ruling Baath Party opposes the president's plan for a union with neighbor Syria, Saddam is able to seize power, and immediately proceeds to unprecedented purges, practicing blatant nepotism -especially Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti as security chief- and a reign of terror based on waves of executions of the 'guilty', the lukewarm and some others thrown in for good measure, so as to instill utter fear and devotion to his absolutist person. Furthermore, he decides the threat of Islamic fundamentalism -of the Shiah branch, majority in Iraq- personified by Iran's revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini must be controlled before it's too late, even if that requires war, for which the West, especially America, will eagerly provide arms and other support. Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Dec 7, 2008 (United States)

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Igal Naor
Saddam Hussein Saddam Hussein   See fewer
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Shohreh Aghdashloo
Sajida Khairallah Talfah Sajida Khairallah Talfah   See fewer
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Makram Khoury
Tariq Aziz (as Makram J. Khoury) Tariq Aziz (as Makram J. Khoury)   See fewer
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Saïd Amadis
Adnan Khalirallah Adnan Khalirallah   See fewer
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Amr Waked
Hussein Kamel Hussein Kamel   See fewer
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Saïd Taghmaoui
Barzan Ibrahim Barzan Ibrahim   See fewer
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Philip Arditti
Uday Hussein Uday Hussein   See fewer
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Mounir Margoum
Qusay Hussein Qusay Hussein   See fewer
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Agni Scott
Raghad Hussein Raghad Hussein   See fewer
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Amber Rose Revah
Hala Hussein Hala Hussein   See fewer
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Uri Gavriel
Ali Hassan Al Majid Ali Hassan Al Majid   See fewer
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Waleed Zuaiter
Adnan Hamdani Adnan Hamdani   See fewer
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Nour Trabeissi
Young Hala Hussein (as Nour Trabelssi) Young Hala Hussein (as Nour Trabelssi)   See fewer
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Foued Litaiem
Watban Ibrahim Watban Ibrahim   See fewer
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Reymonde Amsallem
Sanna Hamdani (as Reymonde Amsalem) Sanna Hamdani (as Reymonde Amsalem)   See fewer
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Izabella Telezynska
Subha Hussein Subha Hussein   See fewer
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Basant Tarek
Young Raghad Hussein Young Raghad Hussein   See fewer
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Sasson Gabai
Ahmed Al Bakr Ahmed Al Bakr   See fewer
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Daniel Lundh
Saddam Kamel Saddam Kamel   See fewer
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George Savvides
Mushie Mashhadi Mushie Mashhadi   See fewer
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Aris Sahn
Young Uday Hussein Young Uday Hussein   See fewer
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Colin Stinton
US Journalist US Journalist   See fewer
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Christine Stephen-Daly
Samira Shahbandar Samira Shahbandar   See fewer
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Christopher Greco
Samira's Husband Samira's Husband   See fewer
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Raed Khlifi
Young Qusay Hussein Young Qusay Hussein   See fewer
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George W. Bush
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 183 votes