Iraqi soldier Latif Yahia is fighting in the Iran-Iraq War when he is summoned to the Republican Palace. In Iraq, Saddam Hussein controls the country with force, fear and ferocity. His eldest son Uday ' infamous for his appalling, evil behavior ' demands that Latif become his body double, as Latif is almost an exact physical match, virtually his twin. Latif doesn't want the role, but is thrown in prison until he accepts. Now he must train to walk, talk and behave exactly like his new master.