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The last king of Scotland [videorecording] / DNA Films ; Fox Searchlight Pictures ; FilmFour ; Cowboy Films ; Scottish Screen ; Slate Films ; Tatfilm ; UK Film Council ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Charles Steel ; written by Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan ; directed by Kevin Macdonald.

The last king of Scotland

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  • 1 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

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Main DVD Last (Text) 31307022799730 Movies Available -

Record details

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

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Giles Foden.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: 7 deleted scenes; capturing Idi Amin, documentary; Forest Whitaker Idi Amin featurette; Fox Movie Channel presents casting session The Last King of Scotland.
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, David Oyelowo, Abby Mukiibi, Adam Kotz, Barbara Rafferty, David Ashton.
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, Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Note:
English or Spanish language tracks; English, French or Spanish subtitles;closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Golden Globes (USA), 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Pictures - Drama (Forest Whitaker)
Subject: Amin, Idi, 1925-2003 > Drama.
Physician and patient > Uganda > Drama.
Genocide > Uganda > Drama.
Dictators > Uganda > Drama.
Despotism > Uganda > Drama.
Uganda > History > Drama.
Uganda > Politics and government > Drama.
Uganda > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Biographical films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
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