The last king of Scotland
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 23 Libraries 23 of 25 copies|
SummaryChronicles Idi Amin's rise and fall. Amin's despotic reign of terror is viewed through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, a Scottish doctor who arrives in Uganda in the early 1970s to serve as Amin's personal physician. His perspective as an outsider causes him to be initially impressed by Amin's calculated rise to power and he grows increasingly monstrous. A pointed examination of how independent Uganda (a British colony until 1962) became a breeding ground for Amin's genocidal tyranny. Amin is both seductive and horribly destructive. Garrigan grows increasingly prone to exploitation.
Dictators -- Uganda -- Drama.
Physician and patient -- Uganda -- Drama.
Uganda -- Politics and government -- 1971-1979 -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Beverly Hills, Calif. :20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,2007
|Other Titles|| Last king of Scotland.
Calderwood, Andrea, film producer.
Steel, Charles, film producer.
Morgan, Peter, 1963- screenwriter.
Brock, Jeremy, 1959- screenwriter.
Macdonald, Kevin, 1967- film director.
Whitaker, Forest, actor.
McAvoy, James, 1979- actor.
Washington, Kerry, 1977- actor.
Anderson, Gillian, 1968- actor.
McBurney, Simon, actor.
Heffes, Alex, composer.
Foden, Giles, 1967- Last king of Scotland.
Fox Searchlight Pictures, production company.
DNA Films, production company.
FilmFour (Firm), production company.
UK Film Council, production company.
Scottish Screen (Organization), production company.
Cowboy Films, production company.
Slate Films, production company.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., publisher.
Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney.
Director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle ; editor, Justine Wright ; music, Alex Heffes ; costume designer, Michael O'Connor ; production designer, Michael Carlin ; special effects supervisor, Sebastian Bulst ; visual effects supervisors, John Lockwood, Steve Street.
Rated R; for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language.
Includes English and Spanish language tracks, with optional English, French and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Giles Foden.
Special features: 7 deleted scenes with optional commentary by Kevin MacDonald; exclusive documentary: Capturing Idi Amin; Forest Whitaker Idi Amin featurette; Fox Movie Channel presents Casting session: The last king of Scotland.
DVD; Dolby digital; Region 1.
Golden Globes (USA), 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Pictures - Drama (Forest Whitaker).
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.