About

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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Directed by

Kevin Macdonald

Written by

Peter Morgan (Screenplay)
Jeremy Brock (Screenplay)
Giles Foden (Novel)

Runtime

121 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, Uganda

Language

English

Tagline

Charming. Magnetic. Murderous.

Cast

Keywords

doctor kidnapping polygamy africa general 1970s dictator uganda idi amin dictatorship luxury naivety fictionalized history charisma

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Awards

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Forest Whitaker