The Last King of Scotland


2h 1m 2006

Brief Synopsis

A Scottish doctor on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin. Impressed by Dr. Garrigan's brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and close

Film Details

Also Known As
Last King of Scotland, dernier roi d'Écosse
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
United Kingdom; Uganda

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Synopsis

A Scottish doctor on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin. Impressed by Dr. Garrigan's brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin's savagery--and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive.

Crew

Isa Abiriga

Driver

Captain Tinkamanyire Absolom

Coordinator

Docus Acan

Accounting Assistant

Betty Akidi

Song Performer

Joe Alexander

Camera Trainee

Marcus Alexander

Visual Effects Producer

Tony Allen

Song Performer

Tony Allen

Song

Rebecca Alleway

Set Decorator

Apollo Asea

Props

Tim Aslam

Costumes

Captain Chris Bagana

Coordinator

Alistair Baggaley

Location Assistant

Alan Ballany

Assistant

Afrigo Band

Song Performer

Telfer Barnes

Camera Focus Puller

Joshua Barraud

Art Director

Francis Bbosa

Camera Assistant

Fred Bbossa

Driver

Suzy Belcher

Makeup Artist

Chris Belcourt

Rigging Electrician

Carey Berlin

Assistant

Joanitta Bewulira-wandera

Casting

Augustine Bigirimana

Driver

Julie Bills

Camera Focus Puller

Helga Binder

Assistant

Philip Bland

Compositing Supervisor

Jonathan Bloom

Unit Director

Ros Borland

Coproducer

Brian Boyne

Carpenter

Steffi Brachmann

Assistant

Jeremy Brock

Screenplay

Stuart Bruce

Sound Recordist

Jan Brun

Grip

Lisa Bryer

Producer

Eigil Bryld

Director Of Photography

Sebastian Bulst

Digital Effects Supervisor

Stuart Bunting

Grip

Jason Burnett

Film Lab

Andy Burrows

Film Lab

Ben Burt

Assistant Director

Shanti Butteri

Office Runner

Crispin Buxton

Location Manager

Consodyne Buzabo

Casting Assistant

Timothy Serwada Byakatonda

Electrician

Andrea Calderwood

Producer

Dirk Campbell

Soloist

Fiona Carlin

Boom Operator

Michael Carlin

Production Designer

Derek Carlow

Camera Focus Puller

Catherine Carruthers

Art Director

Elizabeth Chepkurui

Wardrobe Assistant

Paul Clarvis

Music

Joe Cleave

Film Lab

Brian Coffey

Production Assistant

Liam Collins

Props

Gary Connery

Stunt Coordinator

Christian Conrad

Sound Supervisor

Hazel Crampton

Storyboard Artist

Tim Critchell

Grip

Stewart Cunningham

Props

Matt Curtis

Titles

Harvey Damulira

Driver

Neil Davidson

Photography

Mark Davitt

Office Runner

Oliver Deen

Digital Effects

Alex Devine

Driver

Emile Dinneen

Assistant Director

Anthony Dod Mantle

Director Of Photography

Paul Doogan

Film Lab

Cathy Doubleday

Script Supervisor

Bob Easton

Dialect Coach

Hayley Easton

Layout Artist

Harry James Elston

Song

Edmond Etyang

Props

George Every

Assistant Director

Kimberly Fahey

Production

Giles Foden

Source Material

Kennedy Forsyth

Location Manager

Fred Foster

Song

Geoff Foster

Rerecording

Aretha Franklin

Song

Carolyn Franklin

Song

Derek Fraser

Carpenter

Vic Fraser

Music

Jim Gangel

Driver

Patrick Gataama

Driver

Clare Gerrard

Medic

Christine Gibson

Production

Fiona Gillan

Office Runner

Bill Godfrey

Accountant

Joe Godfrey

Film Lab

Louise Gow

Accountant

Ross Granger

Electrician

Muffin Green

Property Master

Ted Guard

Assistant Editor

Georgina Gunner

Wardrobe

Charlie Habanananda

Software Engineer

Alistair Hamer

Film Lab

Noemi Hampel

Foley Editor

Celestine Harelimana

Transportation Coordinator

Jonathan Haren

Post-Production Supervisor

Stephen Haren

Assistant Editor

Brigitte Hariman

Accountant

Amelie Harper-gow

Wardrobe Assistant

Jane Harvie

Painter

David Hategeka

Driver

Mohammed Hatibu

Props

Adam Hawkes

Digital Effects

Kathy Heaser

Researcher

Alex Heffes

Music Conductor

Alex Heffes

Original Music

Franziska Hoch

Coordinator

Malcolm Holt

Medic

Mags Horsepool

Art Director

Philemon Hou

Song

Stuart Howell

Steadicam Operator

Robin Hudson

Casting

John Hughes

Painter

Lynne Huitson

Art Director

Graham Hunter

Wardrobe Assistant

Neil Hurford

Color Timer

Muhamadi Ibrahim

Driver

Adam Inglis

Colorist

Simon Rwemba Iyarwema

Assistant Director

Ashley Jackman

Assistant Director

Canada Jahwila

Transportation

Dianne Jamieson

Makeup Artist

Jina Jay

Casting Director

Hosea Jemba

Sound

I Jingo

Song

Tina Jones

Set Decorator

David Juritz

Original Music

Carol Kabatanya

Wardrobe Assistant

Patrick Kabengwa

Driver

Frederick Kago

Carpenter

David Kalemera

Art Department

Raymond Kalisa

Assistant Director

Angela Kalule

Song Performer

Andrew Kalyango

Rigging Electrician

Stephan Waigumba Kamya

Driver

Lt. Michael Kanyamunyu

Coordinator

Stanley Chege Kariuki

Carpenter

Ayuub Kasasa

Location Assistant

Suzie Katayama

Song

Simon Katongole

Driver

Richard Kawesa

Production Consultant

Musa Kawoya

Driver

Peter Keith

Camera Trainee

Keloy Kemigisha

Hairdresser

Julian Kershaw

Original Music

Manuel Khalid

Photography

John Kiggundu

Driver

John Njoroge Kimani

Carpenter

Stephan Mwenda Kimani

Carpenter

Paul Kinajui

Construction

Shane Kingdon

Costume Designer

Euan Kinghorn

Props

Irene Kintu

Casting Assistant

Sinaani Kitaita

Driver

Jerry Komagum

Transportation

Kris Kristofferson

Song

Bob Kyazze

Driver

Sandra Kyomugisha

Costumes

Dirk Lange

Special Effects Technician

Aaron Lear

Digital Effects

Joanna Lee

Sound

Abi Leland

Music Supervisor

John Lockwood

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kevin Lowery

Film Lab

Frank Lubowa

Driver

Moses Lubowa

Driver

Will Lugolobi

Driver

Faizal Lule

Driver

Emily Mabonga

Location Manager

Andrew Macdonald

Executive Producer

John Mwangi Maina

Carpenter

Fred Male

Driver

Sharon Martin

Makeup

Moses Masaba

Office Runner

Hugh Masekela

Song Performer

Herbert Masembe

Driver

Godfrey Matangi

Driver

Innocent Matete

Driver

Eliot Mathews

Assistant Director

Moses Matovu

Song

Gustavas Matovu-wasswa

Props

Mike Mayeku

Office Runner

Juliet Mbabali

Costumes

Prim Mbabazi

Driver

Harun Gitau Mbochi

Electrician

Jim Mccallum

Props

Mark Mcghee

Location Manager

Sharron Mcguire

Project Manager

Claire Mckay

Office Runner

John Mckay

Driver

Samson Meitamei

Carpenter

Jacob Melton

Production Assistant

E T Mensah

Song Performer

Praem-marie Metha

Assistant Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Last King of Scotland, dernier roi d'Écosse
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
United Kingdom; Uganda

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Award Wins

Best Actor

2006
Forest Whitaker

Best Actor

2007
Forest Whitaker

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the 2006 award for Best Actor of the Year (Forest Whitaker) by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Winner of the 2006 Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Winner of the 2006 award for Best Actor (Forest Whitaker) by the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC).

Winner of the 2006 award for Best Actor (Forest Whitaker) by the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA).

Winner of the 2006 award for Best Actor (Forest Whitaker) by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Winner of the 2006 award for Best Actor (Forest Whitaker) by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC).

Winner of the 2006 award for Best Actor (Forest Whitaker) by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC).

Winner of the 2006 award for Best Actor (Forest Whitaker) by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Winner of the 2006 award for Best Actor (Forest Whitaker) by the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA).

Winner of the 2006 award for Best Actor of the Year (Forest Whitaker) by the London Critics' Circle.

Winner of the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Actor - Drama (Forest Whitaker) by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Winner of two 2006 awards including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor (Forest Whitaker) by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Limited Release in United States September 27, 2006

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States Fall September 27, 2006

Released in United States on Video April 17, 2007

Released in United States September 2006

Shown at London Film Festival (Opening Night Gala) October 18-November 2, 2006.

Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 2006.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 7-16, 2006.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 28-October 13, 2006.

Based on the novel "The Last King of Scotland" written by Giles Foden; published by Knopf October 27, 1998.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at London Film Festival (Opening Night Gala) October 18-November 2, 2006.)

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 28-October 13, 2006.)

Released in United States on Video April 17, 2007

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 2006.)

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 7-16, 2006.)

Limited Release in United States September 27, 2006

Released in United States Fall September 27, 2006