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The Last King of Scotland


Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Simon McBurney, Gillian Anderson View All


Peter Morgan (Screenplay), Kevin Macdonald (Director), Jeremy Brock (Screenplay) View All

Release: Sep. 1st, 2006
Runtime: 2 hours, 1 minute
Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to become his personal doctor.
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Garrigan repeatedly comes across as a self-serving weasel (running a man over with his car to help Amin escape an attack, tattling on another member of Amin's cabinet, etc), but at the same time it's very, very easy to imagine someone acting in the same way.
McAvoy actually plays the lead character in this movie (Nicholas Garrigan) and his character is a fictional one, put into the film to help move the story along.
Holden Pike
The character of Nicholas Garrigan, while fictional, is a window into the palace of the infamous Amin.