The Last King of Scotland

(Great Britain/Germany, 2006, 121 minutes)

In the early 1970s, a newly-graduated Scottish doctor accepts to become personal physician to the newly-installed president of Uganda, Idi Amin, and slowly discovers the real man behind the charming facade. An acclaimed novel that builds its fictional spin out of true-life events and characters becomes a rivetingly handled drama whose stylish visuals and excellent cast raise it above televisual docudrama territory.

A Twentieth Century Fox release. Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and Filmfour present, in association with the UK Film Council and Scottish Screen, a Cowboy Films/Slate Films production with Tatfilm. Starring Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Simon McBurney, David Oyelowo; and Gillian Anderson. Directed by Kevin Macdonald; produced by Andrea Calderwood, Lisa Bryer and Charles Steel; screenplay by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock, based on the novel The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden; music by Alex Heffes; director of photography (Deluxe; Panavision), Anthony Dod Mantle; production designer, Michael Carlin; costume designer, Michael O'Connor; film editor, Justine Wright.


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