LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A satirical documentary that portrays Iraqi President Saddam Hussein as a personal hygiene fanatic who likes to fish with grenades is getting a timely first time DVD release in the United States next week.
"Uncle Saddam," made by French freelance journalist Joel Soler in 2000, received critical acclaim at international film festivals two years ago and resulted in death threats against Soler at his Los Angeles area home.
Distributors Xenon Pictures say the timing of the April 2 DVD release during the U.S.-led war raging in Iraq, is mere coincidence, but hope the documentary will give Americans "a candid look at the enigmatic Iraqi tyrant."
He won rare access to Saddam and the film includes shots of the Iraqi president being kissed on his armpit, showing off his vast collection of hats and fishing at a country lake by throwing hand grenades into the water.
Of all this hilariosity (Webster's: just ask me...), I don't know what to laugh at the most. It's always enjoyable to poke fun at the enemy during wartime... just ask Spike Jones. I love how the morons on the Yahoo! message boards immediately start making jokes about the "Frogs." If we extended our bombing campaign to Paris and Nice I'm sure they'd wholeheartedly approve. (And yes, I'm implying here that I would not ...
... unless they stop worshipping Jerry Lewis and force him to find work over here. Keep him, please.) posted by Steve
3/27/2003 11:43:00 PM
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