The Resource The last king of Scotland, DNA Films ; Fox Searchlight Pictures ; FilmFour ; Cowboy Films ; Scottish Screen ; Slate Films ; Tatfilm ; UK Film Council ; produced by Lisa Bryer ... [et al.] ; written by Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan ; directed by Kevin Macdonald, (videorecording)

The last king of Scotland, DNA Films ; Fox Searchlight Pictures ; FilmFour ; Cowboy Films ; Scottish Screen ; Slate Films ; Tatfilm ; UK Film Council ; produced by Lisa Bryer ... [et al.] ; written by Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan ; directed by Kevin Macdonald, (videorecording)

Label
The last king of Scotland
Title
The last king of Scotland
Statement of responsibility
DNA Films ; Fox Searchlight Pictures ; FilmFour ; Cowboy Films ; Scottish Screen ; Slate Films ; Tatfilm ; UK Film Council ; produced by Lisa Bryer ... [et al.] ; written by Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan ; directed by Kevin Macdonald
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • 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
KyLxBWI
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
Dewey number
  • [Fic]
  • 813/.6
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language
Language note
Soundtrack in English or Spanish; subtitles in English, Spanish or French; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.L37 2007
PerformerNote
Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney, David Oyelowo, Abby Mukiibi, Adam Kotz, Barbara Rafferty, David Ashton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1979-
  • 1977-
  • 1959-
  • 1963-
  • 1967-
  • 1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Whitaker, Forest
  • McAvoy, James
  • Washington, Kerry
  • Brock, Jeremy
  • Morgan, Peter
  • Macdonald, Kevin
  • Foden, Giles
  • DNA Films
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
Runtime
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amin, Idi
  • Physician and patient
  • Genocide
  • Dictators
  • Despotism
  • Feature films
  • Uganda
  • Uganda
  • Uganda
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The last king of Scotland, DNA Films ; Fox Searchlight Pictures ; FilmFour ; Cowboy Films ; Scottish Screen ; Slate Films ; Tatfilm ; UK Film Council ; produced by Lisa Bryer ... [et al.] ; written by Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan ; directed by Kevin Macdonald, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Giles Foden
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features included
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen format.
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543407249
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2240720
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
AV00102050
System control number
AHW-8517
System details
DVD; Dolb 5.1 surround; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The last king of Scotland, DNA Films ; Fox Searchlight Pictures ; FilmFour ; Cowboy Films ; Scottish Screen ; Slate Films ; Tatfilm ; UK Film Council ; produced by Lisa Bryer ... [et al.] ; written by Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan ; directed by Kevin Macdonald, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Giles Foden
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features included
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen format.
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543407249
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2240720
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
AV00102050
System control number
AHW-8517
System details
DVD; Dolb 5.1 surround; region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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