The Last King of Scotland

78. The Last King of Scotland (2006) [Rated R for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language.]

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Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s

directed by: Kevin MacDonald

starring: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson

A Trailer

Conservo-Libertarian Reviews:
Kurt Loder
James Frazier
Nehring The Edge Christian reviews

Abortion/Life Content:

James McAvoy: Hello?

Kerry Washington: Oh, I can’t believe… What have we done?

James: Who? Kay, is that you?

Kerry: He is going to kill us, Nicholas. He’s going to kill us. I have to get it out of me. He will kill me, Nicholas. I have to get it out. What are we going to do?

James: I don’t know.

Kerry: I want you to do it. Please. You’re a doctor. I know you can do it. I know you can do it, Nicholas.

James: No, we can’t! I can’t do that! This isn’t some simple procedure. It has to be done under clinical conditions.

Kerry: I have to… If you don’t do something now, I’m going to have to find a place to go. I’m… I’m going to have to get it done in one of the villages. Is that what you want, Nicholas?!

James: No. No, you don’t. Come here. Whatever you do, you don’t do that. All right? I’m gonna sort something out. Just… promise me you’ll stay in the house. Please promise me you’ll stay in the house.

Kerry: Promise me this… Promise me this is going to be all right.

James: I promise. We’ll do it first thing in the morning.

David Oyelowo: Kay Amin?

James: Mm-hmm.

David: The president’s wife?

James: Yes.

David: No. No, no, no. We couldn’t do that here. Not at Mulago.

James: Why not?

David: It’s the president’s hospital! He’s bound to find out.

James: We could do this discretely, Tommy.

David: No! He would kill her and us. It’s too much to risk.

James: What other choice does she have? Some… Some backstreet job in a village somewhere? Come on, Thomas. You know what that means.

David: It’s the only choice you’ve left her. But I don’t expect it crossed your mind to wonder, huh? A white man with a black woman. What does she need with such things?

James: Fine. I’ll do it myself.

James McAvoy: Kay? It’s Nick. Kay, it’s okay. It’s Nick. What?

a man: She went to the village. We had to take her to hospital.

Forest Whitaker: I made an example of her… because she betrayed me.


from The Movie Spoiler:

Kay calls Nicholas in a panic that Amin is “going to kill us.” She is pregnant. Kay threaten to go to a village witch doctor and Nicholas begs her not do, that he will somehow arrange the abortion in a clinical setting and that they will do it first thing in the morning. The following morning Nicholas tells Junju what has happened and he understandably freaks out and refuses to have the abortion done in the hospital as Amin is sure to find out and kill any doctors performing the abortion. Nicholas decide he will have to do it himself and raids the medical supply room for the necessary operation when goon #1 interrupts him and said Amin wants to see him right away. […]

After the press conference Nicholas drives like a bat out of hell to Kay’s house only to find weeping servants telling him Kay has already gone to the witch doctor and now has been taken to the hospital due to complications from the back-alley abortion. Nicholas rushes to the hospital only to hear creepy wailings. Following the noise he finds series of crying people in the hallway, some appear to have gone insane. Going down to the basement he finds hordes of distressed people and goon#1 telling them this is what happens to those who betray Amin. Entering the morgue he finds Kay dismembered body with her legs sewn back on opposite stumps. Her son is in the same room. Nicholas cries over Kay’s body and gets sick.

Nicholas goes to see Amin who is watching porn with his goons. He gloomingly tells Nicholas that he did it to make an example out of Kay.

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