YouTube - House Of Saddam: Inside Look (HBO)
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HBO Films presents "House Of Saddam", a new 4 -Part Miniserie Sunday, December 7, 9pm. For more, log on to HBO.com.
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00:00:00 00:00:01 "Action"
00:00:02 00:00:05 - We face betrayal by Kuwait.
00:00:07 00:00:09 Now is not the time for disharmony.
00:00:10 00:00:14 I demand absolute loyalty from my generals.
00:00:16 00:00:18 General Vasid? - Your excellency?
00:00:19 00:00:21 - Please leave the room, by the door behind you.
00:00:23 00:00:24 "And cut"
00:00:26 00:00:29 Ours is a political drama, it tells a political story.
00:00:29 00:00:31 But it's also a personal drama and a personal story.
00:00:31 00:00:38 - Alex wrote an amazing drama. It is genius. - The image we have of Saddam is set for us
00:00:38 00:00:42 by the newspapers and the media, and I've heard these scripts just dug right behind that.
00:00:43 00:00:47 - It's trying to explore the private life of Saddam Hussein.
00:00:47 00:00:50 - The stuff that we would never know about, never hear about.
00:00:51 00:00:55 - All the corners, the hidden corners. - May I present to you the victory arch.
00:00:56 00:00:57 - It's a bit small.
00:01:00 00:01:03 - The more I looked into it, the more fascinated I became in the set of characters
00:01:04 00:01:09 and relationships, that swirled around this man. He surrounded himself with a family.
00:01:10 00:01:15 Everybody that was around him was related. - They are my blood. You understand?
00:01:15 00:01:21 And I know a traitor before he knows himself. - When you are close to power, you can never
00:01:21 00:01:26 have real friends. The friend of yesterday is the enemy of today.
00:01:26 00:01:30 - Traitor!!! - Through his inability to trust,
00:01:31 00:01:34 Saddam actually ends up, becoming more and more isolated.
00:01:34 00:01:36 - Now look what you're left with!
00:01:37 00:01:40 Men who are nothing but afraid of you.
00:01:41 00:01:46 Sajida, my character, and Saddam they were in love. They were raised together,
00:01:46 00:01:51 and he betrays her. - My character introduces Saddam to his second
00:01:51 00:01:54 wife, Samira. - Who's the blond?
00:01:54 00:01:58 Sajida knows what's going on, and then when she feels the threat,
00:01:58 00:02:01 she turns herself blond. - You changed your hair.
00:02:02 00:02:05 - Do you like it? - It looks cheap.
00:02:06 00:02:09 - She's the factor that kind of unsettles the family.
00:02:10 00:02:12 - Saddam having a second wife, having a second family,
00:02:12 00:02:16 means Uday's position, is possibly put into question
00:02:17 00:02:20 - What if he married her because she was pregnant? What if they have a son?
00:02:21 00:02:24 He will be a firstborn. - Uday is jealous of people that spend a lot
00:02:24 00:02:28 of time with Saddam, and gain credit in Saddam's eyes.
00:02:28 00:02:34 - You're Baba's little son, but Baba won't always be president.
00:02:37 00:02:40 - Uday was a pretty unhinged character, who thought nothing of,
00:02:40 00:02:44 shooting people who disagreed with him. - Saddam knew that Uday was going to garnish
00:02:44 00:02:48 his image in front of the inner circle. - And he still didn't do anything.
00:02:48 00:02:50 - I'll speak to Baba. - No!
00:02:50 00:02:53 - He should know how Uday is behaving. - Don't you think your father already knows?
00:02:53 00:02:55 It will make no difference.
00:02:55 00:02:59 - The story seemed something of a saga. It was this swirling set of relationships
00:02:59 00:03:02 within this very intense and very closed in family.
00:03:03 00:03:08 - I think Alex understood the question of honor, the question of family.
00:03:08 00:03:13 - It's a great, big Shakespearean tale. - We haven't been weakened by war,
00:03:13 00:03:17 we've been enhanced! - I was sort of thrilled 'cause I was
00:03:17 00:03:22 seeing a side of Iraq, a side of Saddam Hussein, a side of the family, I've never seen before.
00:03:22 00:03:25 - This is my country.
00:03:27 00:03:28 My country...
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