The Last king of Scotland

Published 2007
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Chronicles Idi Amin's rise and fall. Amin's despotic reign of terror is viewed through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, a Scottish doctor who arrives in Uganda in the early 1970s to serve as Amin's personal physician. His perspective as an outsider causes him to be initially impressed by Amin's calculated rise to power and he grows increasingly monstrous. A pointed examination of how independent Uganda (a British colony until 1962) became a breeding ground for Amin's genocidal tyranny. Amin is both seductive and horribly destructive. Garrigan grows increasingly prone to exploitation.

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Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language.
CHVR: 18A.
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Also known in French under title: Dernier roi d'écosse [DVD]
Based on the novel by Giles Foden.
Widescreen presentation.
Director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle; editor, Justine Wright; music, Alex Heffes; costume designer, Michael O'Connor; production designer, Michael Carlin; special effects supervisor, Sebastian Bulst; visual effects supervisors, John Lockwood, Steve Street; producer, Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Charles Steel; screenplay, Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock; director, Kevin Macdonald.
Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney.
DVD; region 1; NTSC.
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (5.1 Dolby Surround) or Spanish (Dolby Surround) with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Golden Globes (USA), 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Pictures - Drama (Forest Whitaker).
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