The Resource The last king of Scotland, 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

The last king of Scotland, 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

Label
The last king of Scotland
Title
The last king of Scotland
Statement of responsibility
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
Title variation
Last king of Scotland [widescreen (DVD)]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
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
Awards note
Golden Globes (USA), 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Pictures - Drama (Forest Whitaker)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
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
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language
Language note
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (5.1 Dolby Surround) or Spanish (Dolby Surround) ; optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish
LC call number
PN1995.9.S87
LC item number
L378 2007
PerformerNote
Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney
Runtime
123
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The last king of Scotland, 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the novel by Giles Foden
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543407201
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2240720
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm81984531
System details
DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The last king of Scotland, 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
Publication
Note
Based on the novel by Giles Foden
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543407201
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2240720
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm81984531
System details
DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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