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Title The last king of Scotland [(DVD) videorecording] / DNA Films ; Fox Searchlight Pictures ; FilmFour ; Cowboy Films ; Scottish Screen ; Slate Films ; Tatfilm ; UK Film Council ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Christine Ruppert, Charles Steel ; written by Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan ; directed by Kevin Macdonald.

Edition [Widescreen edition].
Publication Info. Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]
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 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F LAS    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Closed-captioned.
Note Title from container.
Based on the novel by Giles Foden.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Cast Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney, David Oyelowo, Abby Mukiibi, Adam Kotz, Barbara Rafferty, David Ashton.
Credits 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.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language.
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.
Awards Academy Award, 2006: Best actor.
Golden Globes (USA), 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Pictures - Drama (Forest Whitaker).
Subject Amin, Idi, 1925-2003 -- Drama.
Physician and patient -- Uganda -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genocide -- Uganda -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Dictators -- Uganda -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Despotism -- Uganda -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Uganda -- History -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Uganda -- Politics and government -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Uganda -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Local Subject ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS, 2006.
Genre Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Added Author Bryer, Lisa.
Calderwood, Andrea.
Ruppert, Christine.
Steel, Charles.
Brock, Jeremy, 1959-
Morgan, Peter.
Macdonald, Kevin, 1967-
Whitaker, Forest.
McAvoy, James, 1979-
Washington, Kerry, 1977-
Anderson, Gillian, 1968-
McBurney, Simon.
Oyelowo, David.
Mukiibi, Abby.
Kotz, Adam.
Rafferty, Barbara.
Ashton, David.
Foden, Giles, 1967- Last king of Scotland.
Slate Films (Firm)
DNA Films.
Fox Searchlight Pictures.
FilmFour (Firm)
Cowboy Films (Firm)
Scottish Screen (Organization)
Tatfilm (Firm)
UK Film Council.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Standard No. 024543407201
Music No. 2240720 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
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