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The Last King of Scotland

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2006
2h 3m
English
Drama
Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to become his personal doctor.
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James McAvoy
Dr. Nicholas Garrigan
Simon McBurney
British Diplomat
Gillian Anderson
Sarah Merrit
David Oyelowo
Dr. Thomas Junju
Adam Kotz
Dr. David Merrit
Barbara Rafferty
Mrs. Garrigan
David Ashton
Dr. Garrigan - Senior
Stephen Rwangyezi
Jonah Wasswa
Dick Stockley
Times Journalist
Daniel Ssettaba
Kay Amin's Servant
Giles Foden
British Journalist 1
Andrew Williams
British Journalist 2
Martina Amati
Italian Journalist
Devon Diep
Nurse (uncredited)
Written By: Peter Morgan (Screenplay), Jeremy Brock (Screenplay), + 1 more

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renanwelton says...
6 years ago
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[spoiler]A movie about a guy getting into some troubles because he doesn't know how to control his penis and the worst government security staff ever.[/spoiler] Forest Whitaker was awesome as Amin, though.
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elclarkey says...
4 years ago
Such a damn good movie! Never a full moment
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Bulma PunkRocker says...
8 years ago
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Very good film, awesome performance by Forest Whitaker, so sad our scottish doctor is ficticious, gave an overall feeling of fakeness in the storytelling, when there's a lot of truth in the henious dictatorship of Amin Dada.
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Juliosoft says...
8 years ago
Cine Paco 2: Picture and sound 4/5. It was good, Forest Whitaker well deserved oscar
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dgw
7/10  5 years ago
Choosing to base the film around the experiences of a fictitious doctor did the film a disservice, I think. This is an important historical story to tell, and it's clear that many parties agreed from the production trivia. So why inject such a large note of "fakeness"?

I do have to gi More
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JPRetana
11 months ago
According to Wikiquote, a “British official” once said that Idi Amin needed “things explained in words of one letter.” It is one of The Last King of Scotland’s few flaws that it assumes we need things seen through the eyes of a white Westerner.

Sure, James McAvoy has some very good scen More
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John Chard
5 years ago
I am the father of Africa.

Based on Giles Foden's novel of the same name, this filmic version of a period of Idi Amin's presidency of Uganda is a class act - that is if you can accept it as a loose reworking of events in Amin's life? Thus those who filed in for a bona fide history lesson subseque More
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