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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
James McAvoy
Gillian Anderson
Forest Whitaker
Directors
Kevin Macdonald
Screenwriters
Jeremy Brock
Peter Morgan
Joe Penhall
Running Time
123 minutes

The Last King Of Scotland
Searing character piece that may yet prove very awards-friendly.


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The Last King Of Scotland

Plot
It’s the 1970s, and Scottish medic Nicholas Garrigan (McAvoy) heads to Uganda to help the poverty-stricken locals. Soon he finds himself Idi Amin’s (Whitaker) personal physician. But his charmed existence turns sour as the reality of the tyrant’s murderous regime becomes apparent.


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Both an enthralling examination of a horrific time and an adrenalin-filled thriller full of wry humour.


Reviewed by Liz Beardsworth

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