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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. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library DVD    LAS    Available
 GDL Central Library DVD    LAS    Available
Description 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the novel by Giles Foden.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
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.
Cast Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney.
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 arrived in Uganda in the early 1970s to serve as Amin's personal physician. His perspective as an outsider caused him to be initially impressed by Amin's calculated rise to power as he grew 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.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Closed-captioned.
English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Awards Academy Awards (2007): Best Actor (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/Form Biographical films
Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added 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- Screenwriter.
Brock, Jeremy, 1959- Screenwriter.
Macdonald, Kevin, 1967- Director.
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, Inc.
Standard No. 024543407249
024543407201
Music No. 2240720 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

 
    
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