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The Last King of Scotland (2006)

The Last King of Scotland
7.4 Rating
(880 ratings)
7.7 IMDB rating

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Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Idi Amin
James McAvoy

James McAvoy

Dr. Nicholas Garrigan
Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson

Sarah Merrit
David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

Dr. Junju
Stephen Rwangyezi

Stephen Rwangyezi

Jonah Wasswa


Written by (View all)
Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan

(screenplay) and
Jeremy Brock

Jeremy Brock

(screenplay)


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7 years, 3 months ago at Jul 12 2:09
4 votes
Dr Garrigan (James McAvoy) expects to find exotism in Uganda. He certainly will find it, especially after meeting the country's President, Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker) and becoming his personal physician. A chain of events will change Garrigan's life, forever.

Absolutely wonderful, brilliant cast. I especially approve of Whitaker's "African" accent in English. Excellent portrayal of t... read more

The Last King of Scotland

7 years, 1 month ago at Sep 12 10:35
3 votes
I just recently saw a preview for this movie, and I knew I had to see it. Now that I have, I definitely wasn't disappointed. This was a well-told story that keeps you hooked from start to finish.

I really enjoyed this movie, despite some brutal scenes, which were not overly drawn out. Well written, excellently acted.

Astonishing!

6 years, 5 months ago at May 26 11:15
3 votes
"If you're afraid of dying it shows you have a life worth living."

The Last King of Scotland is an intense, embracing thriller inspired by the true historical events of a horrible dictatorship that grappled Uganda throughout the 1970s. In the contemporary period of filmmaking it's an arduous undertaking to discover a film that truly stands out. With this film director Kevin Macdonal... read more
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Description: It was supposed to be a wild adventure in a far off country, but when a naive young doctor arrives in 1970's Uganda - hoping for fun, sun and to lend a helping hand - he finds himself instead on a shocking ride into the darkest realm on earth: the human heart. This is the story of The Last King Of Scotland, a powerful thriller that re ... (more)
Release date: 12 January 2007
Drama (39), Africa (20), Genocide (17), Dictator (17), 2006 (17), War (16), History (15), Uganda (13), Biography (13), 2000s (13), Thriller (12), Murder (12), Torture (12), Doctor (11), Abortion (9), (9), Infidelity (8), Dictatorship (8), Hostage (8), Invasion (8)
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