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Last King of Scotland, The (2006)  link to Last King of Scotland, The on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1508

poster Last King of Scotland, The

IMDb Rating:
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7.7/10 (166413 votes)

Country: UK, 123 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, German, French

Genre(s): Biography, Drama, History, Thriller

Director(s): Kevin Macdonald

Storyline:
In the early 1970s Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promises a golden age for the African nation. Garrigan hits it off immediately with the rabid Scotland fan, who soon offers him a senior position in the national health department and becomes one of Amin's closest advisers. However as the years pass, Garrigan cannot help but notice Amin's increasingly erratic behavior that grows beyond a legitimate fear of assassination into a murderous insanity that is driving Uganda into bloody ruin. Realizing his dire situation with the lunatic leader unwilling to let him go home, Garrigan must make some crucial decisions that could mean his death if the despot finds out.

Cast:

photo Forest Whitaker Forest Whitaker Idi Amin
photo James McAvoy James McAvoy Dr. Nicholas Garrigan
photo Kerry Washington Kerry Washington Kay Amin
photo Gillian Anderson Gillian Anderson Sarah Merrit
photo Simon McBurney Simon McBurney Stone

Medium: Media file,

Location: [Seagate Expansion Drive]G:\Movies\T\The Last King of Scotland (2006).avi

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1