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.
2 February 2007 | Ed Uyeshima
8 | Whitaker's Towering Portrayal of the Mesmerizing Ugandan Dictator Lifts This Historical Fiction
Forest Whitaker's ferociously charismatic turn as Idi Amin so dominates this intense historical fiction that it is ...
On the DVD director's commentary, Kevin Macdonald states that during filming of Idi Amin's visit to the village near the mission, many of the local extras thought it was the real Idi Amin on stage giving speeches.
Come on! Are youse ready?
(at around 1h 55 mins) When the children run beside Amin's car and wave to Garrigan, thinking the president is inside the car, a digital wristwatch is visible at one child's arm, especially in the slow motion at the end of the film.
English, French, German, Swahili
$142,899 (USA) (29 September 2006)
$17,605,861 (USA) (18 May 2007)
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