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 with Tatfilm ; produced by Andrea Calderwood, Lisa Bryer, Charles Steel ; screenplay by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock ; directed by Kevin Macdonald.
Contributor(s): Macdonald, Kevin [drt] | Morgan, Peter [aus] | Brock, Jeremy [aus] | Calderwood, Andrea [pro] | Bryer, Lisa [pro] | Steel, Charles [pro] | Whitaker, Forest [act] | McAvoy, James [act] | Washington, Kerry [act] | McBurney, Simon [act] | Oyelowo, David | Rwangyezi, Stephen | Anderson, Gillian [act] | Foden, Giles. Last king of Scotland | Fox Searchlight Pictures | DNA Films | FilmFour (Firm) | UK Film Council | Scottish Screen (Organization) | Cowboy Films | Slate Films | Tatfilm (Firm) | Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation | Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, IncMaterial type: FilmLanguage: English, Spanish Summary language: English, French, Spanish Publisher: [London] : Beverly Hills, Calif. : DNA Films, Ltd. ; Distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007Description: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inUniform titles: Last king of Scotland (Motion picture) Subject(s): Amin, Idi, 1925-2003 -- Drama | Amin, Idi, 1925-2003 -- Drama | Dictators -- Uganda -- Drama | Physician and patient -- Uganda -- Drama | Physician and patient -- Uganda -- Drama | Genocide -- Uganda -- Drama | Dictators -- Uganda -- Drama | Despotism -- Uganda -- Drama | Foreign films | Uganda -- Drama | Uganda -- History -- Drama | Uganda -- Politics and government -- 1971-1979 -- Drama | Uganda -- Politics and government -- DramaGenre/Form: Biographical -- Feature. | Historical -- Feature.DDC classification: 791.43/72
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Based on the book by Giles Foden.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Commentary by director Kevin MacDonald [audio feature]; Deleted scenes (12 min.); Capturing Idi Amin [featurette] (29 min.); Forest Whitaker "Idi Amin" [interview] (6 min.); Fox Movie Channel presents Casting Session: The Last King of Scotland (9 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Off to Africa -- Busy time -- Unlikely candidate -- New boss -- Scotsman -- Married woman -- Summons -- Black power -- Doctor/philosopher -- Unique relationship -- Symbol of the future -- President's son -- Fantastic gift -- Traitor in the ranks -- Closest advisor -- Missing -- Uganda's embrace -- Having some fun -- Good advice -- White monkey -- Nobody -- Only choice -- Charming the press -- This is what happens -- Entebbe Airport -- Another man's wife -- Friend in need -- Epilogue.
Director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle ; edited by Justine Wright ; music by Alex Heffes ; production designer, Michael Carlin ; costume designer, Michael O'Connor ; special effects supervisor, Sebastian Bulst ; visual effects supervisors, John Lockwood, Steve Street.
Forest Whitaker(Idi Amin), James McAvoy (Nicholas Garrigan), Kerry Washington (Kay Amin), Simon McBurney (Stone), David Oyelowo (Dr. Junju), Stephen Rwangyezi (Jonah Wasswa), Abby Mukiibi (Masanga), Adam Kotz (Dr. Merrit), Gillian Anderson (Sarah Merrit).
It is the 1970s, and newly minted Scottish doctor Nick Garrigan, driven by an anywhere-but-here restlessness, hightails it out to Uganda looking for adventure and the opportunity to do some real good. In a trice, new-minted dictator Idi Amin--a bit of a nut for all things Scottish--shanghais Nick into being his personal physician. Unfortunately, behind Amin's charmingly charismatic glow, Things Are Going Wrong. What began as comedy ends up as a bad dream, a cautionary tale about the dark corners into which political--and youthful--naivet�e can lead.
MPAA rating: Rated R; for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language.
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital Surround; aspect ratio 1.85:1, widescreen format preserving the aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition.
In English (5.1 Dolby Surround) or Spanish (Dolby Surround) with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish ; closed-captioned in English.
2007 Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role; 2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards winners Forest Whitaker-Best Actor in a Leading Role; Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock-Best Screenplay-Adapted; Andrea Calderwood, Lisa Bryer, Charles Steel, Kevin Macdonald, Peter Morgan, Jeremy Brock-Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film.