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Title The last king of Scotland
Published 2008


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  791.4372 Mac/Lko  2008/07/06  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
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 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
Notes Based on the novel by Giles Foden
Off-air recording of Showtime broadcast July 6, 2008. Copied under Part Va of the Copyright Act
Credits Directed by Kevin MacDonald; screenplay by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock; produced by Andrea Calderwood, Lisa Bryer, Charles Steel
Cast Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney, David Oyelowo, Abby Mukiibi, Adam Kotz, Barbara Rafferty, David Ashton
Notes Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
Rated: MA15+
Golden Globes (USA), 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Pictures - Drama (Forest Whitaker)
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Amin, Idi, 1925-2003 -- Drama
Uganda -- History -- Drama
Author MacDonald, Kevin
Foden, Giles The last king of Scotland
Showtime Greats Channel