1. Make Gaddafi believable. Present him as a man who had good reasons to believe that he could survive. All he had to do was to be patient and wait for the counter-revolution to take shape in the Arab world. Moreover, he still had many loyal supporters, strongholds like Bani Walid, Sirte and Sabba had not yet fallen. He had lots of money and the National Transitional Council was deeply divided.
2. Make the most of the fact that there were many in the West with whom he had close relations until very recently – Sarkozy and Berlusconi among them – who might secretly come to his aid now. Don’t forget his ties to the City of London and to German arms dealers.
3. Stress his status as the Lion of Africa. You may be the first to reveal a number of offers of asylum he received from his African friends who had no intention to deliver him to the International Criminal Court.
4. Make sure that your audience will not think you are attempting to whitewash him, or to cover up his brutal crimes. Present a strong scene with his public relations staff to show him in action as a skillful, cynical manipulator.
5. If you think it necessary to present dictators in their final phase in a historical perspective, excerpts from the bunker scenes The Last Days of Hitler and Downfall may be useful. But you must be consistent: if you want to show Gaddafi as a man who really did have a reasonable chance to escape and survive, you should not compare him with Hitler who had none and was totally irrational.
6. You must present the sex scenes with his Bulgarian “nurse” with good taste. A sub-plot of an intended escape to Bulgaria could be diverting.