#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the early 1970s, Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there, he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promises a golden age for the African nation. Garrigan hits it off immediately with the rabid Scotland fan, who soon offers him a senior position in the national health department and becomes one of Amin’s closest advisers. However as the years pass, Garrigan cannot help but notice Amin’s increasingly erratic behavior that grows beyond a legitimate fear of assassination into a murderous insanity that is driving Uganda into bloody ruin. Realizing his dire situation with the lunatic leader unwilling to let him go home, Garrigan must make some crucial decisions that could mean his death if the despot finds out.
Plot: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it’s time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to become his personal doctor.
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A Taut Political Thriller
Gripping, brutal and powerful, ‘The Last King of Scotland’ is a brilliant dramatic depiction of the life of megalomaniac Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin, perfectly portrayed by Forest Whitaker in his Oscar-winning performance as one of the greatest casting against type roles seen in film. His Amin is capricious and unpredictable, a personality that can seem volcanic one moment and vulnerable a few minutes later. A blunt and brutal tale, and one that is highly engaging from start to finish. A taut political thriller about power and corruption. Macdonald’s riveting and incandescent direction caps this fictionalised drama, a truly stunning flick that remains as a highlight of film in 2006.
Basically this is excellent historical fiction about the torturous Idi Amin
There have been so few pictures this year that are standouts. This movie is one of them. Much of what you will see is true, and did occur in Uganda’s history. Amin’s doctor, played by James Macavoy, is the main fiction in the movie, but one would think they are watching a historical event. Macavoy’s character is so real. The doctor grows from a free thinking, adventure loving, womanizer, to a scared, concerned, and enlightened person. The viewer watches through Macavoys eyes as he witnesses the horrors of Amin’s (Forest Whitaker’s) presidency and regime.
Forest Whitaker, IS Amin in this feature. Whitaker is not the silent sometimes brooding character you remember in other films he has been in. His accent,his face, and his emotions seem to no longer be Whitaker’s but Amin’s. This movie will scare the viewer because of its realism, and how it builds up to a tension that is hard to endure. The visuals are not for the squeamish. Go ahead and hide your eyes during the “tough” scenes. It is still worth seeing this movie for the fast paced story, realistic drama, fascinating tale, and for the unbelievable acting. By the end of the movie the audience is exhausted, but satisfied that they saw a worthy flick.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min), 2 hr 1 min (121 min) (Toronto International) (Canada)
Genre Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Director Kevin Macdonald
Writer Peter Morgan (screenplay), Jeremy Brock (screenplay), Giles Foden (novel), David Fox (dialogue)
Actors Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson
Country UK, Germany
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 49 wins & 31 nominations.
Production Company DNA Films, FilmFour, Fox Searchlight
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Aaton A-Minima, Arricam LT, Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Framestore CFC (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,360 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak), 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 16 (source format), Super 35 (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (partial blow-up) (Kodak Vision 2383)