The Last King of Scotland by Giles FodenShortly after his arrival in Uganda, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan is called to the scene of a bizarre accident: Idi Amin, careening down a dirt road in his red Maserati, has run over a cow. When Garrigan tends to Amin, the dictator, in his obsession for all things Scottish, appoints him as his personal physician. And so begins a fateful dalliance with the central African leader whose Emperor Jones-style autocracy would transform into a reign of terror.
In The Last King of Scotland Fodens Amin is as ridiculous as he is abhorrent: a grown man who must be burped like an infant, a self-proclaimed cannibalist who, at the end of his 8 years in power, would be responsible for 300,000 deaths. And as Garrigan awakens to his patients baroque barbarism--and his own complicity in it--we enter a venturesome meditation on conscience, charisma, and the slow corruption of the human heart. Brilliantly written, comic and profound, The Last King of Scotland announces a major new talent.
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Idi Amin became president of Uganda following a coup in , and remained the country's dictator for the rest of the decade. Up to half a million people are estimated to have been murdered by his regime. It's , and fictional wet-behind-the-ears doctor Nicholas Garrigan James McAvoy heads off from Scotland to work in a country he has never heard of: Uganda. As he arrives, Idi Amin's coup is taking place. Following an accident with a cow, Garrigan treats Amin — who looks like he is about to take against him, until Garrigan reveals his Scotland football shirt.
Strange to think that the flamboyantly lethal nut job Idi Amin died in Saudi Arabia just three years ago.
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There are plenty of options. But since the movie is a confused cautionary tale about what happens to impressionable foreigners seduced by an exotic locale, we're furnished, instead, with numerous shots of our protagonist, a young white doctor named Nicholas Garrigan James McAvoy , who's come from Scotland to do good. His home was a cold and dreary bore. This new place, a former British colony that Amin has just overtaken in a military coup, is exotic, hot, and moves fast. Not long after he's hit African soil, Nick beds a woman he meets on a bus. Pretty soon he makes his way to a big public assembly, and we discover that the movie's been holding out for that local face. It's Amin's.