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The last king of Scotland [videorecording] / Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and FilmFour present in association with the UK Film Council and Scottish Screen a Cowboy Films/Slate Films production ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Charles Steel ; screenplay by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock ; directed by Kevin Macdonald.

The last king of Scotland

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  • 2 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen [ed.]
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Giles Foden.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
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.
Participant or Performer Note:
Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby stereo.
Language Note:
Dialogue in English or dubbed Spanish, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, 2006 (Forest Witaker); Golden Globes (USA), 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Pictures - Drama (Forest Whitaker).
Subject: Amin, Idi, 1925-2003 > Drama.
Dictators > Uganda > Drama.
Uganda > Politics and government > 1971-1979 > Drama.
Physician and patient > Uganda > Drama.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Genre: Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Feature films.
Suspense films.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
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