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03.11.2010 | | Posted at 09:38 AM

Forest Whitaker’s Oscar Victory

By David Luhrssen
�Inspired by real people and events,� The Last King of Scotland (2005) should not be confused with an accurate chronicle of Idi Amin�s reign in Uganda. But the political thriller (out now on Blu-ray) about a na�ve young Scott, a recent medical school graduate whose 1970s wanderlust brings him into the unlikely role of the dictator�s personal physician, gets at the emotional truth behind the in...