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The Last King of Scotland

Synopsis

In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world’s most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan’s brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin’s savagery - and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive.

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Features
Running Time
128 mins
Format
16mm
Director
Kevin Macdonald
Producer
Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Tessa Ross
Co-Producer
Christine Ruppert
Editor
Justine Wright
Screenwriter
Peter Morgan, Jeremy Brock
Director of Photography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Principal Cast
Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson
Novel
Giles Foden

Production Company

Cowboy Films
87 Notting Hill Gate
London
UK

T+44 (0)20 7792 5400

charles@cowboyfilms.co.uk

Slate Films
TAT Films Gmbh

Financers:
Film Four
DNA Films

Sales
Company

Fox Searchlight
31-31 Soho Square
London W1
UK

T +44 (0) 20 7436 7766

kate.gardiner@fox.com