Film: The Last King of Scotland

October 16, 2006

Forest Whitaker delivers an Oscar-worthy portrayal of Idi Amin – the late Ugandan dictator who has been rumoured to be responsible for nearly 300,000 deaths during his rein in Uganda. The film does a fantastic job of conveying the spirit of the time and place in the 1970s Africa. Parts of the film are quite gruesome. The main character, – a young Scottish doctor finds himself in Uganda during the early stages of the coup d’etat and face-to-face with Idi Amin who charms him into becoming his personal physician. The plot is a study in moral compromise. Recommended.

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