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The last king of Scotland

Author: Kevin MacdonaldPeter MorganJeremy BrockAndrea CalderwoodLisa BryerAll authors
Publisher: [London] : DNA Films ; Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen [ed.]View all editions and formats
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Nick Garrigan has just graduated from medical school in his native Scotland, seeking a change he travels to 1970's era Uganda with the vague but well-intentioned notion of providing aid to the impoverished locals. After aiding newly-appointed dictator Idi Amin in a car collision, Amin asks Nick to serve as his personal physician.
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Biographical films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Feature films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Thriller
Biographical
Historical
Drama
Named Person: Giles Foden; Idi Amin; Idi Amin
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Macdonald; Peter Morgan; Jeremy Brock; Andrea Calderwood; Lisa Bryer; Charles Steel; 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: 81984531
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 : Last king of Scotland / by Giles Foden.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.
Presented in a letterbox widescreen format preserving the aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition.
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.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital Surround.
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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Nick Garrigan has just graduated from medical school in his native Scotland, seeking a change he travels to 1970's era Uganda with the vague but well-intentioned notion of providing aid to the impoverished locals. After aiding newly-appointed dictator Idi Amin in a car collision, Amin asks Nick to serve as his personal physician.

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