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The last king of Scotland

Author: Kevin MacdonaldForest WhitakerJames McAvoyKerry WashingtonSimon McBurneyAll authors
Publisher: [London] : DNA Films, Ltd. ; Beverly Hills, Calif. : Distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is the 1970s, and newly minted Scottish doctor Nick Garrigan, driven by an anywhere-but-here restlessness, hightails it out to Uganda looking for adventure and the opportunity to do some real good. In a trice, new-minted dictator Idi Amin--a bit of a nut for all things Scottish--shanghais Nick into being his personal physician. Unfortunately, behind Amin's charmingly charismatic glow, Things Are Going Wrong. What  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Historical films
Foreign films
Drama
Film adaptations
History
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Suspense films
Thriller
Biographical
Historical
Named Person: Idi Amin; Idi Amin; Idi Amin; Idi Amin
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Macdonald; Forest Whitaker; James McAvoy; Kerry Washington; Simon McBurney; David Oyelowo; Stephen Rwangyezi; Gillian Anderson; Giles Foden; Fox Searchlight Pictures.; DNA Films.; FilmFour (Firm); UK Film Council.; Scottish Screen (Organization); Cowboy Films.; Slate Films.; Tatfilm (Firm); Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 1005278205
Language Note: In English (5.1 Dolby Surround) or Spanish (Dolby Surround) with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed captioned in English.
Notes: Based on the book by Giles Foden.
Digital video disc release of the 2006 motion picture.
Special features: Commentary by director Kevin MacDonald [audio feature]; Deleted scenes (12 min.); Capturing Idi Amin [featurette] (29 min.); Forest Whitaker "Idi Amin" [interview] (6 min.); Fox Movie Channel presents Casting Session: The Last King of Scotland (9 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle ; edited by Justine Wright ; music by Alex Heffes ; production designer, Michael Carlin ; costume designer, Michael O'Connor ; special effects supervisor, Sebastian Bulst ; visual effects supervisors, John Lockwood, Steve Street.
Cast: Forest Whitaker(Idi Amin), James McAvoy (Nicholas Garrigan), Kerry Washington (Kay Amin), Simon McBurney (Stone), David Oyelowo (Dr. Junju), Stephen Rwangyezi (Jonah Wasswa), Abby Mukiibi (Masanga), Adam Kotz (Dr. Merrit), Gillian Anderson (Sarah Merrit).
Awards: 2007 Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role; 2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards winners Forest Whitaker-Best Actor in a Leading Role; Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock-Best Screenplay-Adapted; Andrea Calderwood, Lisa Bryer, Charles Steel, Kevin Macdonald, Peter Morgan, Jeremy Brock-Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated R; for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language.
Description: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital Surround; aspect ratio 1.33:1, full screen format.
Contents: Off to Africa --
Busy time --
Unlikely candidate --
New boss --
Scotsman --
Married woman --
Summons --
Black power --
Doctor/philosopher --
Unique relationship --
Symbol of the future --
President's son --
Fantastic gift --
Traitor in the ranks --
Closest advisor --
Missing --
Uganda's embrace --
Having some fun --
Good advice --
White monkey --
Nobody --
Only choice --
Charming the press --
This is what happens --
Entebbe Airport --
Another man's wife --
Friend in need --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Last king of Scotland (Motion picture)
Responsibility: 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 ; produced by Andrea Calderwood, Lisa Bryer, Charles Steel ; screenplay by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock ; directed by Kevin Macdonald.

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It is the 1970s, and newly minted Scottish doctor Nick Garrigan, driven by an anywhere-but-here restlessness, hightails it out to Uganda looking for adventure and the opportunity to do some real good. In a trice, new-minted dictator Idi Amin--a bit of a nut for all things Scottish--shanghais Nick into being his personal physician. Unfortunately, behind Amin's charmingly charismatic glow, Things Are Going Wrong. What began as comedy ends up as a bad dream, a cautionary tale about the dark corners into which political--and youthful--naiveté can lead.

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