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Title: LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, the

Reference number: 7194

Date: 2006

Director: [d. Kevin MacDonald]

Sponsor: [ Fox Searchlight, DNA Films and Film Four present in association with UK Film Council and Scottish Screen]

Producer: [ Andrea Calderwood, Lisa Bryer, Charles Steel]

Production company: [ Cowboy Films / Slate Films production with Tatfilm]

Sound: sound

Certificate: 15

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 118.00 mins

Description: Based on a book by Giles Foden, The Last King of Scotland tells the story of a fictional young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan, who comes to Africa largely to escape the boredom of home, with a vague notion of doing good work. His arrival coincides with Amin's rise to power, and a chance encounter leads to the offer of a position as Amin's personal physician. Wooed by the president's generosity, charm and apparent populist appeal, Garrigan agrees, and soon finds himself appointed number one advisor on all manner of subjects, from architecture to foreign policy. Hugely flattered at first, the doctor does not really want to see what is going on around him, and by the time he is forced to face up to the savage atrocities of Amin's command, he is already in over his head. [synopsis from bfi website]

Awards:
OscarĀ® Nominations
Best Actor: Forrest Whitaker
Golden GlobeĀ® Awards
Best Actor (Drama) : Forest Whitaker
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
Best Actor: Forest Whitaker and Sacha Baron Cohen
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Best Actor: Forest Whitaker
Washington DC Area Film Critics Awards
Best Actor: Forest Whitaker
Boston Society Of Film Critics
Best Actor: Forest Whitaker
National Board Of Review
Best Actor: Forest Whitaker
Screen Actors Guide Awards
Best Actor: Forrest Whitaker
British Independent Film Awards
Best Director: Kevin Macdonald
Best Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle
London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominations
British Producer Of The Year: Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Charles Steel
British Actor of the Year: James McAvoy British Director of the Year: Kevin Macdonald
Actor of the Year: Forest Whitaker
British Film of the Year

Credits: [Cast
Forest Whitaker Idi Amin
Gillian Anderson Sarah Merrit
Abbey Mukiibi Masanga
Simon McBurney Stone
Kerry Washington Kay Amin
Stephen Rqwangyezi Jonah Wasswa
David Oyelowo Dr. Junju
Sam Okello Bonny
Adam Kotz Dr. Merrit

Crew
screenplay Pete

Shotlist: Based on a book by Giles Foden, The Last King of Scotland tells the story of a fictional young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan, who comes to Africa largely to escape the boredom of home, with a vague notion of doing good work. His arrival coincides with Amin's rise to power, and a chance encounter leads to the offer of a position as Amin's personal physician. Wooed by the president's generosity, charm and apparent populist appeal, Garrigan agrees, and soon finds himself appointed number one advisor on all manner of subjects, from architecture to foreign policy. Hugely flattered at first, the doctor does not really want to see what is going on around him, and by the time he is forced to face up to the savage atrocities of Amin's command, he is already in over his head. [synopsis from bfi website]

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