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Last King of Scotland (The)

Genre : Historical
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv, History/society
Year of production : 2005
Format : Feature

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In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan's brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin's savagery - and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive.

A film by Kevin Macdonald

starring Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Gillian Anderson and Kerry Washington.




Out in select theaters September 27th, 2006.


CAST
Forest Whitaker (Idi Amin),
James McAvoy (Nicholas Garrigan),
Kerry Washington (Kay Amin)
Simon McBurney (Nigel Stone)
Gillian Anderson (Sarah Merrit)

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