Director: Kevin Macdonald
Cast: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Simon McBurney, Gillian Anderson
ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - BEST ACTOR (FOREST WHITAKER)
GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER - BEST ACTOR (DRAMA) - FOREST WHITAKER
WINNER OF 3 BRITISH ACADEMY AWARDS
- OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM, BEST ACTOR (FOREST WHITAKER),
BEST SCREENPLAY (ADAPTED)
WINNER - BEST ACTOR (FOREST WHITAKER) - NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW
WINNER - BEST ACTOR (FOREST WHITAKER) - LA FILM CRITICS
WINNER - BEST ACTOR (FOREST WHITAKER) - NY FILM CRITICS
WINNER - BEST ACTOR (FOREST WHITAKER) - SCREEN ACTORS' GUILD AWARDS
This is a powerful thriller that recreates on screen the world of Uganda under the mad dictatorship of Idi Amin. Deftly mixing fact and fiction, the film carves two unforgettable portraits: one of a charismatic but psychopathic ruler who ravaged his country, and the other of a witness to history who finally finds the courage to make a stand.
When naïve, young, Scottish physician, Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy), jets off to Uganda, looking for excitement, romance and the joy of helping a country that truly needs his medical skills, he is called to the scene of a bizarre accident: Idi Amin, the country's newly installed leader, has smashed his Macerate into a hapless cow. Amin, obsessed with Scottish history and culture, takes an instant liking to Garrigan and offers him the unlikely job of becoming his personal physician. It's an offer so incredible the doctor cannot refuse - and thus is started his odyssey into the inner circle of one of Africa's most horrific reigns of terror.
Garrigan is seduced by Amen's famously charming personality and ambitious plans for Uganda. He becomes the dictator's confidante, consultant and right hand man, witnessing increasingly unsettling events - kidnappings, assassinations and unspeakable atrocities. When he finally dares to try to stop the insanity, he winds up in a desperate fight for survival.
When: Sat 5th May and Sat 12th & Sun 13th May
Times to be advised.
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Currie Street, Nambour
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