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Forest Whitaker gives a memorable performance in this engaging historical drama.






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The Last King of Scotland


The Last King of Scotland

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Drama, biography, history




As Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, Forest Whitaker gives one of the greatest performances of modern movie history. This is Amin's incredible story as seen through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy), a young Scotsman who becomes the volatile leader's personal physician. Due in part to Amin's unexpected passion for Scottish culture, Amin even proclaims himself "The Last King of Scotland". Seduced by Amin's charisma and blinded by decadence, Garrigan's dream life becomes a waking nightmare of betrayal and madness from which there is no escape. Inspired by real people and events, this gripping, suspenseful stunner is filled with performances you will never forget.



Cast and crew

  • James McAvoy
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Gillian Anderson
Based on Giles Foden's 1998 novel of the same name, The Last King of Scotland depicts the dictatorship of Ugandan president Idi Amin, as experienced by a Scottish doctor seeking adventure.

In the 1970s, Amin meets Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan and takes a liking to him, so he asks him to be his personal physician and help modernise Uganda's health system. Garrigan accepts with enthusiasm and soon becomes the dictator's close confidante.

But while at first he feels flattered by Amin's attention, he soon realises that the dictator's brutal rule is soaked in blood. Turns out, escaping Amin's grasp will be a fight for survival. Prepare to be on the edge of your seat.






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