Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought - but for a price. Latif (Dominic Cooper) is taken to see his former schoolmate Uday (also played by Cooper), eldest son to Saddam Hussein. Latif is told that a great honour had been bestowed upon him: because of the great likeness between them, he has been chosen to be Uday's body double. Trapped, tortured and fearful for the safety of his family, Latif has no choice but to comply. He is forced to become part of Uday's insane life of excess and brutality, a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption - an experience for which he almost pays with his life on more than one occasion.