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How long is The Last King of Scotland?
The Last King of Scotland is 2 hr 1 min long.
Who directed The Last King of Scotland?
Kevin Macdonald
Who is Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland?
Forest Whitaker plays Idi Amin in the film.
What is The Last King of Scotland about?
While in Uganda on a medical mission, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) becomes the personal physician and close confidante of dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Although at first Dr. Garrigan feels flattered by his new position of power, he soon comes to realize that Amin's rule is soaked in blood, and that he is complicit in the atrocities. Garrigan faces the fight of his life as he tries to escape Amin's grasp. Based on the novel by Giles Foden.