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