The Resource The last king of Scotland, Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and FilmFour present in association with the UK Film Council and Scottish Screen a Cowboy Films/Slate Films production ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Charles Steel ; screenplay by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock ; directed by Kevin Macdonald, (videorecording)

The last king of Scotland, Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and FilmFour present in association with the UK Film Council and Scottish Screen a Cowboy Films/Slate Films production ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Charles Steel ; screenplay by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock ; directed by Kevin Macdonald, (videorecording)

Label
The last king of Scotland
Title
The last king of Scotland
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and FilmFour present in association with the UK Film Council and Scottish Screen a Cowboy Films/Slate Films production ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Charles Steel ; screenplay by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock ; directed by Kevin Macdonald
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Chronicles Idi Amin's rise and fall. Amin's despotic reign of terror is viewed through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, a fictional 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
Awards note
  • Golden Globe Awards, 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Pictures - Drama (Forest Whitaker)
  • Academy Awards, 2006: Best actor (Whitaker)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle ; editor, Justine Wright ; music, Alex Heffes
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language
Language note
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish
LC call number
PN1995.9.S87
LC item number
L378 2007
PerformerNote
Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1963-
  • 1959-
  • 1967-
  • 1979-
  • 1977-
  • 1968-
  • 1955-
  • 1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bryer, Lisa
  • Calderwood, Andrea
  • Steel, Charles
  • Morgan, Peter
  • Brock, Jeremy
  • Macdonald, Kevin
  • Whitaker, Forest
  • McAvoy, James
  • Washington, Kerry
  • Anderson, Gillian
  • McBurney, Simon
  • Mantle, Anthony Dod
  • Wright, Justine
  • Heffes, Alex
  • Foden, Giles
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • DNA Films
  • FilmFour (Firm)
  • UK Film Council
  • Scottish Screen (Organization)
  • Cowboy Films
  • Slate Films
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amin, Idi
  • Dictators
  • Uganda
  • Physician and patient
  • Golden Globe Awards
  • Academy Awards (Motion pictures)
  • DVDs
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The last king of Scotland, Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and FilmFour present in association with the UK Film Council and Scottish Screen a Cowboy Films/Slate Films production ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Charles Steel ; screenplay by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock ; directed by Kevin Macdonald, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book: The last king of Scotland / Giles Foden
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm81984531
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543407249
  • 024543407201
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2240720
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, dual-layer format ; widescreen presentation (2.35:1) ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English soundtrack), Dolby digital surround (Spanish soundtrack) ; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The last king of Scotland, Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and FilmFour present in association with the UK Film Council and Scottish Screen a Cowboy Films/Slate Films production ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Charles Steel ; screenplay by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock ; directed by Kevin Macdonald, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book: The last king of Scotland / Giles Foden
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm81984531
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543407249
  • 024543407201
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2240720
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, dual-layer format ; widescreen presentation (2.35:1) ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English soundtrack), Dolby digital surround (Spanish soundtrack) ; region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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