The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland

  • R
  • 2006
  • 121 min
  • UK, Germany
  • biography, drama, history

In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin.

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Screenwriters: Peter Morgan, Jeremy Brock

Stars: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Simon McBurney

Won 2007 BAFTA Award for Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film

Forest Whitaker's performance as real-life megalomaniac dictator Idi Amin powers this fictionalized political thriller, a blunt and brutal tale about power and corruption.


  • Kevin Macdonald
    Kevin Macdonald

    Kevin Macdonald (born October 28, 1967) is a Scottish director, best known for his films One Day in September, State of Play, The Last King of Scotland and Touching the Void.

Main Cast


Producer: Christine Ruppert, Andrea Calderwood, Ros Borland, Lisa Bryer, Suzanne Warren, Charles Steel

Editor: Justine Wright

Casting: Jina Jay

Director Of Photography: Anthony Dod Mantle

Original Music Composer: Alex Heffes

Costume Design: Michael O'Connor

Executive Producer: Andrew Macdonald, Tessa Ross, Allon Reich

Production Design: Michael Carlin


Source: based on the novel by Giles Foden

Tagline: Charming. Magnetic. Murderous.

Genres: biography, drama, history

Certificate: R

Categories: police state, diplomat, mass murder, dictator, idi amin, entebbe uganda, uganda, africa, general, kidnapping, naivety, luxury, polygamy, dictatorship


Year: 2006

Runtime: 121 min

Country: UK, Germany

Language: English, French, German, Swahili

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital