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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.

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- (Screenwriter). Brock, Jeremy, 1959- (Screenwriter). Macdonald, Kevin, 1967- (Director). Foden, Giles, 1967- Last king of Scotland. (Added Author). Fox Searchlight Pictures. (Added Author). DNA Films. (Added Author). FilmFour (Firm) (Added Author). UK Film Council. (Added Author). Scottish Screen (Organization) (Added Author). Cowboy Films. (Added Author). Slate Films. (Added Author). Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Ltd. (Added Author). Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney. (Cast).

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  • 27 of 27 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rockville Public Library.
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Rockville Public Library DVD "L" 935 (Text to phone) 34035106891258 Adult DVD Available -

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General Note: Based on the novel by Giles Foden.
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (5.1 Dolby Surround) or Spanish (Dolby Surround) with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Golden Globes (USA), 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Pictures - Drama (Forest Whitaker).
Golden Globes (USA), 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Pictures - Drama (Forest Whitaker)
Creation/Production Credits Note: 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.
Participant or Performer Note: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (5.1 Dolby Surround) or Spanish (Dolby Surround) with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Awards Note:
Golden Globes (USA), 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Pictures - Drama (Forest Whitaker).
Golden Globes (USA), 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Pictures - Drama (Forest Whitaker)
Subject: Amin, Idi 1925-2003 Drama
Dictators Uganda Drama
Physician and patient Uganda Drama
Uganda Politics and government 1971-1979 Drama
Genre: Feature films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Thriller -- Feature.
Biographical -- Feature.
Historical -- Feature.
Feature films.
Suspense films.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
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