R | | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's.
24 September 2006 | justgazin
9 | Basically this is excellent historical fiction about the torturous Idi Amin
There have been so few pictures this year that are standouts. This movie is one of them. Much of what you will see is ...
The movie was based on the book by Giles Foden, who also cameos as a British Journalist at the press conference held by Amin.
Come on! Are youse ready?
Idi Amin held the rank of General until 1975, then promoted himself to Field Marshal. Throughout the movie, he wears insignia of both these ranks at differing times, making it appear that he continually switched between them. On the 'working' uniform, he always appears as a General (crossed swords, pip and coat of arms) where as in the 'dress' uniform he always appears as a Field Marshal (crossed sword and baton enclosed in oak leaves)
English, French, German, Swahili
$142,899 (USA) (29 September 2006)
$17,605,861 (USA) (18 May 2007)
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