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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.
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. Verdict 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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