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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.

  • Release date:September 27, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
London Film Critics Association James McAvoy Best British Actor 2006 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts James McAvoy Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
British Independent Film Awards James McAvoy Best Actor 2006 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Andrea Calderwood British Producer of the Year 2006 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Lisa Bryer British Producer of the Year 2006 Nominee
British Independent Film Awards Anthony Dod Mantle Best Technical Achievement 2006 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
London Film Critics Association Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Forest Whitaker Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2006 Winner
Las Vegas Film Critics Association Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
Satellite Awards Forest Whitaker Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2006 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
New York Film Critics Society Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
Southeastern Film Critics Association Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
National Board of Review Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
Kansas City Film Critics Association Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Winner
Iowa Film Critics Association Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Nominee
British Independent Film Awards Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Nominee
Black Reel Awards Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Nominee
Toronto Film Critics Association Forest Whitaker Best Actor 2006 Nominee
Black Reel Awards Kerry Washington Best Supporting Actress 2006 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Kevin Macdonald Best British Director 2006 Nominee
British Independent Film Awards Kevin Macdonald Best Director 2006 Nominee
British Independent Film Awards Jeremy Brock Best Screenplay 2006 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Peter Morgan Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Winner
British Independent Film Awards Peter Morgan Best Screenplay 2006 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Charles Steel British Producer of the Year 2006 Nominee

Cast

Forest Whitaker
as Idi Amin
James McAvoy
as Nicholas Garrigan
Kerry Washington
as Kay Amin
Gillian Anderson
as Sarah Merrit
Simon McBurney
as Stone
David Oyelowo
as Dr. Junju
Abby Mukiibi
as Masanga
Adam Kotz
as Dr. Merrit
Sam Okello
as Bonny
Sarah Nagayi
as Tolu
Barbara Rafferty
as Mrs. Garrigan
David Ashton
as Dr. Garrigan (Senior)
Daniel Ssettaba
as Kay Amin's Servant
Louis Asea
as Campbell Amin
Giles Foden
as British Journalist 1
Martina Amati
as Italian Journalist
Rene Peissker
as German Journalist
Stern Jedidian
as American Journalist
Clare Wandera
as Secretary
Cleopatra Koheirwe
as Joy
Joanitta B. Wandera
as Malyamu Amin
Consodyne Buzabo
as Nora Amin
Michael Wawuyo
as Air Force Commander
Wilberforce Mutete
as Guard
Haruna Walusimbi
as Guard
Muhammed Kaweesa
as Idi's Double
Grace Mugenyi
as Idi's Double
John Olima
as Bagpiper
Angela Kalule
as Chanteuse at Nightclub
Sam Namatiti
as Bass/Keyboards
Mathias Muwonge
as African Xylophone/Lyre
Joseph Kahirimbanyi
as Guitar
Afrigo Band
as Band at Party

Crew

Kevin Macdonald
Director
Charles Steel
Producer
Andrea Calderwood
Producer
Lisa Bryer
Producer
Marcus Alexander
Producer
Peter Morgan
Screenwriter
Jeremy Brock
Screenwriter
Giles Foden
Book Author
Eigil Bryld
Cinematographer
Anthony Dod Mantle
Cinematographer
Abi Leland
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alex Heffes
Composer (Music Score)
Justine Wright
Editor
Michael Carlin
Production Designer
Joannah Stutchbury
Art Director
Lynne Huitson
Supervising Art Director
Christine Ruppert
Co-producer
Ros Borland
Co-producer
Suzanne Warren
Associate Producer
Vicki Patterson
Associate Producer
Tessa Ross
Executive Producer
Allon Reich
Executive Producer
Andrew Macdonald
Executive Producer
Tina Jones
Set Decorator
Michael Wollmann
Sound/Sound Designer
George Every
First Assistant Director
Clare Gerrard
Camera Operator
Stuart Howell
Camera Operator
Eddie Stacey
Stunts
Joanitta B. Wandera
Casting
Angela Murray
Production Manager
Steffi Brachmann
Production Assistant
Jacob Melton
Production Assistant
Harvey Damulira
Driver
Robin Hudson
Casting Assistant
Lawrence Umon
Standby Properties
Adrian Ntirengwa
Driver
Scott Napier
Electrician
Herbert Masembe
Driver
Natalie Moore
First Assistant Accountant
Hazel Crampton
Storyboard Artist
Noemi Hampel
Foley Editor
Sam Wanabwa
Driver
Hassy Tebugulwa
First Assistant Accountant
Jason Sandy
Transportation Captain
Brenda Nanyonjo
Costumes Assistant
Thomas Neivelt
Gaffer
Shane Kingdon
Assistant Costume Designer
Frank Lubowa
Driver
Louise Orr
Production Assistant
Sheleena Naidoo
Runner
Jonathan Haren
Post Production Supervisor
Bob Kyazze
Driver
Julie Bills
Focus Puller
Apollo Asea
Standby Properties
Moyra Statham
First Assistant Accountant
Francis Bbosa
First Assistant Camera
Alex Devine
Driver
James Zamukoreka
Driver
Alison Mitchell
Assistant Costume Designer
Frederick Mpuuga
Assistant Art Director
Ted Guard
Assistant Editor
Irene Nabuuma
Hair Styles
Edward Yiga
Driver
Godfrey Matangi
Driver
Pim Tjujerman
Focus Puller
Isabel Pike
Assistant Director
Eva Tumwesigye
Assistant Properties
Paul Zziwa
Driver
Mike Mayeku
Runner
Dominik Schleier
Dialogue Editor
Keloy Kemigisha
Hair Styles
Alex Heffes
Conductor
Derek Ritchie
Third Assistant Director
Eriya Mubiru
Driver
Ramathan Mubiru
Driver
Patrick Kabengwa
Driver
Suzy Belcher
Makeup
Richard Tooro
Assistant Director
Paul Clarvis
Musical Performer
Ismael Salim
Driver
Faizal Lule
Driver
Jan Hogevold
Production Executive
Milton Mwesigye
Driver
Jackson Ndyomugenyi
Driver
Prim Mbabazi
Driver
Joseph Tamale
Driver
Neil Hurford
Color Timing
Consodyne Buzabo
Casting Assistant
Praem-Marie Metha
Assistant Director
Stuart Bruce
Sound Recordist
Augustine Bigirimana
Driver
Daniel Ssettaba
Personal Assistant
Sarah-Jane Wheale
Production Coordinator
Innocent Matete
Driver
Cathy Doubleday
Script Supervisor
David Hategeka
Driver
Stuart Bunting
Grip
Jim McCallum
Standby Properties
Asha Radwan
Post Production Coordinator
Manuel Khalid
Camera Loader
Ben Burtt
Second Assistant Director
Sinaani Kitaita
Driver
Liam Collins
Standby Properties
Celestine Harelimana
Transportation Coordinator
Stephen Haren
Assistant Editor
Samuel Mwanja
Electrician
Bob Nsereko
Driver
Brigitte Hariman
Production Accountant
Alan Ballany
Art Department Assistant
Mohammed Hatibu
Standby Properties
Ashley Jackman
Second Assistant Director
Arthur Twine
Driver
Irene Kintu
Casting Assistant
Robert Easton
Dialect Coach
Emily Mabonga
Location Manager
Won-suk Park
Camera Loader
Patrick Gataama
Driver
Moses Lubowa
Driver
Simon Katongole
Driver
Martin Steyer
Re-Recording Mixer
Ibrahim Senfuma
Assistant Location Manager
Debbie Moore
Production Accountant
Andrew Wood
Line Producer
Dianne Jamieson
Makeup
Raymond Kalisa
Assistant Director
Ayuub Kasasa
Assistant Location Manager
John Kiggundu
Driver
Jim Gangel
Driver
Kimuli Nurudini
Driver
Colin Sendaula
Driver
Telfer Barnes
Focus Puller
Yassin Mukasa
Driver
Jjuko Mugaga
Driver
Shaw Statham
Production Accountant
Louise Gow
Production Accountant
Callum Milne
Electrician
Brian Coffey
Production Assistant
Stuart Howell
Steadicam Operator
Michael Muganga
Assistant Director
Docus Acan
First Assistant Accountant
Samantha Sheridan
Production Coordinator
Michael Wawuyo
Assistant Location Manager
Michael Wawuyo
Location Manager
Mark McGhee
Assistant Location Manager
Fred Bbossa
Driver
Asuman Mugulusi
Driver
Isa Abiriga
Driver
Abby Shalif
Driver
Keneth Mugabi
Draftsman
Philip Rath
Grip
Steve Street
Visual Effects Supervisor
Eliot Mathews
Second Assistant Director
Andrew Mutungi
Assistant Director
Arthur Tuhumwire
Driver
Alistair Baggaley
Assistant Location Manager
Dach Zziwa
Musical Performer
Fiona Carlin
Boom Operator
Ramathan Mugalu
Driver
Fred Pietzner
Boom Operator
Jan Brun
Grip
Shanti Butteri
Runner
Fred Male
Driver
Christian Woeltche
First Assistant Accountant
Moses Masaba
Runner
Muhamadi Ibrahim
Driver
Will Lugolobi
Driver
Musa Kawoya
Driver
Muffin Green
Properties Master
Ross Granger
Electrician
Emile Dinneen
Assistant Director
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