Jan 19, 2007 · Directed by Kevin Macdonald. With James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington. Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s.
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The Last King of Scotland is a 2006 historical drama film based on Giles Foden 's novel The Last King of Scotland (1998), adapted by screenwriters Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock, and directed by Kevin Macdonald. The film was a co-production between companies from the United Kingdom and Germany.
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Brilliant drama with a stunning cast, and engaging story, The Last King of Scotland tells the story of the life of the personal physician of Ugandan dictator General Idi Amin, who is a brutal...
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Set in Uganda in the 1970's, The Last King of Scotland is a compelling mix of fact and fiction that depicts Idi Amin (Whittaker) as one of the most powerful dictators of our time. Amin's savagery is illustrated in part through a naive Scottish doctor (McAvoy) who finds himself entangled with Amin in a desperate fight for survival.
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No stage version of the life of Idi Amin could possibly want to come anywhere near to capturing the full horror of Amin’s eight-year rule in Uganda in the Seventies. Amin’s appetite for theatrical ...
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You wouldn’t think it but The Last King of Scotland is an odd couple buddy film that goes completely wrong. The story is based upon the bloody dictatorship of Idi Amin played by Forest Whitaker in Uganda in the 1970s. James McAvoy plays Nicholas Garrigan a young doctor who decides he wants to see the world and randomly decides to travel to Uganda.
Of course no Western director can make a movie about Africa without being accused of colonialism himself, and some critics have faulted The Last King of Scotland for focusing on its white hero as black corpses pile up around him. But although the movie takes place on an international political stage, it's still a drama of individual allegiance.
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Jan 25, 2007 · Catching up on homework: Well, we finally got around to slipping The Last King of Scotland into the DVD player. For some reason it took a while to bring ourselves to watch the bloody mayhem that ...
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