The Last King of Scotland (Widescreen Edition)
Title: The Last King of Scotland (Widescreen Edition)
Author: DVD L / R
Finally got around to watching The Last King of Scotland, which was incredibly well-done but which made me so stressed and panicky I was forced to view the majority of it through the tiny holes in my afghan. Recommend for anyone who is all, “Today is the day I want to learn about murderous Ugandan dictators!”
-Monica at KDL’s Wyoming branch
As Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, Forest Whitaker gives “one of the greatest performances of modern movie history” (Wall Street Journal), one that the Associated Press calls “nothing short of Oscar® worthy.” 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.