History Film / TheLastKingOfScotland

24th Mar '18 2:55:58 AM JackG
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* {{Filth}}: Amin and his inner circle are seen watching a private showing of ''Deep Throat'' in his palace. He asks Nicholas (a doctor) if it's medically possible for a woman to actually have a clitoris in their throat.

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* {{Filth}}: Amin and his inner circle are seen watching a private showing of ''Deep Throat'' in his palace. He asks Nicholas (a doctor) if it's medically possible for a woman to actually have a clitoris in their throat. Nicholas replies that in nature [[StealthInsult all aberrations are possible]].
23rd Mar '18 10:56:48 PM JackG
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%%* ForeignCorrespondent: Nicholas


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* ShootTheDog: Garrigan is caught in an ambush meant for Amin, and runs over a civilian rather than stop, as they'd be dead anyway the moment the gunmen realised that Amin was in his car.


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* SpannerInTheWorks: Amin survives a well-planned assassination attempt only because he decides to travel in Garrigan's car instead of his official limousine.
11th Mar '18 9:47:03 PM Dirtyblue929
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-->'''Idi Amin'''

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-->'''Idi -->-- '''Idi Amin'''
22nd Feb '18 9:34:46 PM Shaorai217
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%%* EvilSoundsDeep: Amin.

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%%* * EvilSoundsDeep: Amin.Amin sports a deep voice, that actually gets deeper the more unhinged he gets.


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* TranquilFury: Amin and Nicholas's final confrontation is all the more terrifying due to the fact that Amin only raises his voice once. It really stands out due to the fact he's been hamming it up for the entire film.
21st Feb '18 10:03:01 PM Shaorai217
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%%* BigBad: Amin.

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%%* * BigBad: Amin.Amin is the primary antagonist, and is the one responsible for just about every atrocity committed onscreen.
* BittersweetEnding: Nicholas escapes Uganda with his life, but he has to live with the fact that innocent people died thanks to him.



* BittersweetEnding: Well, since this is a biography, many people know that in the end, Amin was overthrown. However, considering what happened in the movie and the fact that the demise of Amin's regime is only mentioned in the credits, it's not exactly a happy ending. For Nicholas, it's more of a DownerEnding.



%%* TheCaligula: Amin, obviously.

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%%* * TheCaligula: Amin, obviously.obviously. A ruthless dictator who's more interested in enjoying the perks of leadership instead of fulfilling the responsibilities, and will kill and/or torture anyone who gets in his way.



%%* CrapsackWorld: Uganda under Amin.
%%* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Sorry, Kay.]].

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%%* * CrapsackWorld: Uganda under Amin.
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Amin. At first, things appear to be good under Amin, but as he shows his true colors, Uganda very quickly becomes a very unpleasant place to live.
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CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Sorry, Kay.]].Kay. We only see the aftermath, but it clearly wasn't a pleasant way to go]].
31st Jan '18 7:25:31 AM Jgorgon
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** On the DVD commentary, director Kevin McDonald notes that the ''main'' thing everyone seemed to remember after test screenings was Kerry Washington's behind.
29th Jan '18 7:13:04 PM Shaorai217
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: Nicholas refuses to scream during his torture, and probably wasn't expecting to survive.
29th Jan '18 4:59:20 PM Shaorai217
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* ThrillSeeker: Nicholas' greatest flaw, as he longs for excitement, only to repeatedly end up in serious danger.
18th Nov '17 1:31:16 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* FullCircleRevolution: In tandem with HistoryRepeats. Creator/GillianAnderson's character, Sarah, [[GenreSavvy correctly predicts]] that in two years Amin's regime would be as bad, if not worse, than Obote's. Every time a new leader replaces an old one, there's much rejoicing in the streets. After Amin's fall, Obote came back into power and committed further atrocities.

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* FullCircleRevolution: In tandem with HistoryRepeats. Creator/GillianAnderson's character, Sarah, [[GenreSavvy correctly predicts]] predicts that in two years Amin's regime would be as bad, if not worse, than Obote's. Every time a new leader replaces an old one, there's much rejoicing in the streets. After Amin's fall, Obote came back into power and committed further atrocities.
31st Oct '17 2:32:41 AM Fireblood
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* FullCircleRevolution: In tandem with HistoryRepeats. Creator/GillianAnderson's character, Sarah, [[GenreSavvy correctly predicts]] that in two years Amin's regime would be as bad, if not worse, than Obote's. Every time a new leader replaces an old one, there's much rejoicing in the streets.

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* FullCircleRevolution: In tandem with HistoryRepeats. Creator/GillianAnderson's character, Sarah, [[GenreSavvy correctly predicts]] that in two years Amin's regime would be as bad, if not worse, than Obote's. Every time a new leader replaces an old one, there's much rejoicing in the streets. After Amin's fall, Obote came back into power and committed further atrocities.



* {{Hypocrite}}: When Nicholas tries to convince Amin not to exile the Indians, Amin ridicules him for begging for his "fucking Asian tailors" also says that he's a nobody. When the media has a field day with this fact, Amin says that he should have never done that and asks Nicholas why he didn't convince him not to, saying that he's his "personal advisor".

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* {{Hypocrite}}: When Nicholas tries to convince Amin not to exile the Indians, Amin ridicules him for begging for his "fucking Asian tailors" also and says that he's a nobody. When the media has a field day with this fact, act, Amin says that he should have never done that and asks Nicholas why he didn't convince him not to, saying that he's his "personal advisor".



** How the two of them meet: Nick and Sara get pulled over by soldiers looking for a doctor after Amin is injured in a car accident with a cow. Turns out Amin only sprained his hand, but the way he and his guards act, you's think he had been severely injured--he even later introduces Nicholas as "the man who saved my life".

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** How the two of them meet: Nick and Sara get pulled over by soldiers looking for a doctor after Amin is injured in a car accident with a cow. Turns out Amin only sprained his hand, but the way he and his guards act, you's you'd think he had been severely injured--he even later introduces Nicholas as "the man who saved my life".



* OhCrap: Nicholas has several of these, increasing in severity. First when he hears that the man he reported has disappeared; it's his first inkling that Amin isn't the good guy he presents himself as (he later finds out the guy WASN'T plotting treason). Then when he discovers that [[spoiler: Amin replaced his British passport with a Ugandan one]], then when Stone shows him all the atrocities that's happening in the countryside and what Amin did to eliminate his opposition, then [[spoiler: when he [[CruelAndUnusualDeath finds]] [[{{Squick}} Kay's body]]]] and finally, there's when his BatmanGambit to kill Amin fails and when Amin tells him that he knows about his affair with Kay.
* TheParanoiac: Amin. He frequently rants that some of his associates (if not all of'em) plots to kill him. Some of the murders he commits are also simply based on his paranoia. In one scene he also says that he's surrounded by traitors.

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* OhCrap: Nicholas has several of these, increasing in severity. First when he hears that the man he reported has disappeared; it's his first inkling that Amin isn't the good guy he presents himself as (he later finds out the guy WASN'T plotting treason). Then when he discovers that [[spoiler: Amin replaced his British passport with a Ugandan one]], then when Stone shows him all the atrocities that's that are happening in the countryside and what Amin did to eliminate his opposition, then [[spoiler: when he [[CruelAndUnusualDeath finds]] [[{{Squick}} Kay's body]]]] and finally, there's when his BatmanGambit to kill Amin fails and when Amin tells him that he knows about his affair with Kay.
* TheParanoiac: Amin. He frequently rants that some of his associates (if not all of'em) plots of them) plot to kill him. Some of the murders he commits are also simply based on his paranoia. In one scene he also says that he's surrounded by traitors.



--> '''Amin''': ...or are you like all the other British? Just here to fuck, and then take away?

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--> '''Amin''': ...or Or are you like all the other British? Just here to fuck, and then take away?



* UglyGuyHotWife: Amin (if not so much in looks, ''definitely'' in personality) and Kay (presumably the other of his wives as well)

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* UglyGuyHotWife: Amin (if not so much in looks, ''definitely'' in personality) and Kay (presumably the all his other of his wives as well)well).
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