Tuesday, September 23, 2008

the last king of scotland

Last week I watched The Last King of Scotland. In alot of ways it was a hard movie to watch. The movie is a fictional story but is based on the factual events of the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's rule. Which in itself is horrific. 

What I found very impressive and brave about this movie is that Amin is portrayed not only as a crazed dictator but as a real human. This is a great movie and really is worth the watch, it is so interesting to see the Ugandan  people go from chanting supporters to horrified victims of the dictatorship. It's no wonder Forrest Whitaker won the Oscar for this.

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