10,000 BC

The Last King of Scotland (2006)
"Charming. Magnetic. Murderous."
Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s
Forest Whitaker Idi Amin
James McAvoy Dr. Nicholas Garrigan
Kerry Washington Kay Amin
Gillian Anderson Sarah Merrit
Simon McBurney Stone
David Oyelowo Dr. Junju
Stephen Rwangyezi Jonah Wasswa
Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga Masanga (as Abby Mukiibi)
Adam Kotz Dr. Merrit
Sam Okelo Bonny
Sarah Nagayi Tolu
Chris Wilson Perkins
Dr. Dick Stockley Times Journalist
Barbara Rafferty Mrs. Garrigan
David Ashton Dr. Garrigan (senior)
Daniel Ssetaba Kay Amin's servant (as Daniel Ssettaba)
Apollo Okwenje Omamo Mackenzie Amin
Louis Asea Campbell Amin
Giles Foden British Journalist 1
Andy Williams British Journalist 2
Martina Amati Italian Journalist
Rene Peissker German Journalist
Stern Jedidian American Journalist
Dave A. Tarun Asian Tailor
Clare Wandera Secretary
Cleopatra Koheirwe Joy
Joanitta Bewulira-Wandera Malyamu Amin (as Joanitta B. Wandera)
Consodyne Buzabo Nora Amin
Peter Salmon White Businessman
Michael Wawuyo Air Force Commander
Wilberforce Muteta Guard (as Wilberforce Mutete)
Haruna Walusimbi Guard
Muhammed Kaweesa Idi's Double
Grace Mugenyi Idi's Double
John Bosco Obiya Idi's Double
John Olima Bagpiper
Angela Kalule Chanteuse at Nghtclub
Sam Namatiti Band at Nightclub - Bass & Keyboards
Mathias Muwonge Band at Nightclub - African Xylophone & Lyre
Joseph Kahirimbanyi Band at Nightclub - Guitar
Afrigo Band Band at Party
Ndere Troupe Dancers at Rally
The Nyonza Singers Choir at Parliament
Idi Amin Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Producer: Lisa Bryer,Andrea Calderwood,Charles Steel
Writer: Peter Morgan,Jeremy Brock
Forrest Whitaker alone is worth the price of admission
How can an actor terrify you without saying a word, without even hardly moving his face or body? I'm not sure how he does it, but Mr. Whitaker does it over and over again in this movie. And then he turns around the next minute and becomes giant hug-able teddy bear superhero. Forget all the others, this is the best horror film of the year. This movie, and his performance in particular, grab hold of you and never let go. Whitaker should win an Oscar for best actor, I've never seen a better performance in my life. Also notable is the Nicholas Garrigan character who is written and acted very skilfully to draw the (non-African) spectator into the world of Uganda and Amin. The way his character willingly "falls into" Amin's web of charisma somehow goes a long way toward mitigating the racist potential of a story about a very troubled (African black) man. The way the interplay of the two lead character's cultural backgrounds plays out on screen moves the story beyond just their personalities and into the realm of incisive socio-political analysis and critique. This movie is quite incredible, really.

Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 7.8
Musician: Alex Heffes
Running time: 123 min / Canada
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2008-02-17 14:53:26