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The last king of Scotland

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Spanish
French
Format: DVD 2007
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Summary
Chronicles 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.
Additional Information
Subjects Foden, Giles, -- 1967- -- Film adaptations.
Amin, Idi, -- 1925-2003 -- Drama.
Dictators -- Uganda -- Drama.
Physician and patient -- Uganda -- Drama.
Uganda -- Politics and government -- Drama.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Biographical films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Beverly Hills, Calif. :Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.,2007
Edition Full screen version.
Other Titles Last king of Scotland.
Contributors Calderwood, Andrea, film producer.
Bryer, Lisa, 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.
McBurney, Simon, actor.
Anderson, Gillian, 1968- 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.
Participants/Performers Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Simon McBurney, Gillian Anderson.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle ; editor, Justine Wright ; music, Alex Heffes.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language.
Language English
Spanish
French
Includes English and Spanish language tracks, with optional English, French and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Based on the novel by Giles Foden.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
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.
System Details DVD, NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby surround; Dolby surround.
Awards Academy Award winner, 2007: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Forest Whitaker)
Golden Globe winner, 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Forest Whitaker)
Description 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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