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Title The last king of Scotland [videorecording] / Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and FilmFour present in association with the UK Film Council and Scottish Screen a Cowboy Films/Slate Films production ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Charles Steel ; screenplay by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock ; directed by Kevin Macdonald.
Imprint Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.

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Union Media Video: at Circ   [DVD] PR6056.O27 L379 2007 LOCAL USE ONLY

Descript 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation.
Note Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (5.1 Dolby Surround) or Spanish (Dolby Surround) with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Performer Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney.
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.
Note Based on the novel by Giles Foden.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language.
Summary Idi Amin's despotic reign of terror is viewed through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, a fictional Scottish doctor who arrives in Uganda in the early 1970s and becomes Amin's personal physician. His perspective as an outsider causes him to be initially impressed by Amin's calculated rise to power. A pointed examination of how independent Uganda (a British colony until 1962) became the scene of Amin's genocidal tyranny. Amin is both seductive and horribly destructive; Garrigan grows increasingly prone to exploitation.
Access Video version restricted to private home use or face-to-face teaching activities in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction at Union College. Other restrictions may also apply. Any other use without a license is in violation of copyright law.
Awards Golden Globes (USA), 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Forest Whitaker); Academy Awards (USA), 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Forest Whitaker).
Subject Amin, Idi, 1925-2003 -- Drama.
Dictators -- Uganda -- Drama.
Uganda -- Politics and government -- 1971-1979 -- Drama.
Physician and patient -- Uganda -- Drama.
Genre Feature films.|
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Alt Author Whitaker, Forest, Actor.
McAvoy, James, 1979- Actor.
Washington, Kerry, 1977- Actor.
Anderson, Gillian, 1968- Actor.
McBurney, Simon, Actor.
Bryer, Lisa, Producer.
Calderwood, Andrea, Producer.
Steel, Charles, Producer.
Morgan, Peter, 1963- Author of screenplay.
Brock, Jeremy, 1959- Author of screenplay.
Macdonald, Kevin, 1967- Director.
Heffes, Alex, Composer.
Foden, Giles, 1967- Last king of Scotland.
Fox Searchlight Pictures.
DNA Films.
FilmFour (Firm)
UK Film Council.
Scottish Screen (Organization)
Cowboy Films.
Slate Films.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Ltd.
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