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2006 | R | Drama

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

On DVD

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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DIRECTOR

Kevin Macdonald

Screenwriter

Peter Morgan
Jeremy Brock

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Rating MPAA

R for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language

Storyline

In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). 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 get out of Uganda alive.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on Giles Foden's award-winning novel of the same name.

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