Gripping four-part drama series that charts the rise and fall of one of the most significant political figures in recent history.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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House of Saddam is a 2008 drama that charted the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein. A co-production between BBC Television and HBO Films, the series was first broadcast on BBC Two (in the United Kingdom) in four parts between 30 July and 20 August 2008.
House of Saddam - Reviews - Netflix
The Independent newspaper described the drama as “The Sopranos with Scud missiles”, adding that it was good entertainment but that it seemed to gloss over early US and British support for Saddam's regime. Nancy Banks Smith of The Guardian also compared it to The Sopranos (“without the jokes”), and judged it to be “an extraordinarily ambitious attempt and it succeeds very well”. Tim Teeman in The Times described it as “convincing and chilling... It was soap (the feeling of Dallas was heightened by the late-1970s/early-1980s tacky glam: check out Saddam's glass lift), it was reality, it was cheeky and it was terrifying.” Serena Davis of The Daily Telegraph objected to some “clunking” expository dialogue explaining political events, but was impressed that “Naor's towering version of the dictator envisioned him as both adept family schemer and political giant.”
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