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Nicholas Garrigan arrives in Uganda and becomes the personal doctor of the charismatic but ruthless dictator Idi Amin. At first, Nicholas is swept along by Amin’s strong personality and charm, but like the rest of the world, he slowly begins to understand that Amin is not the savior he claims to be. Behind the facade hides a ruthless dictator and Nicholas realizes that his own life is in danger.
The movie can be seen on SFAnytime
Idi Amin was the dictator who, with populist charm and brutal violence, took control of Uganda. Between 1971 and 1979, he ruled Uganda with an iron fist and is, as the nickname “The Butcher of Uganda” suggests, responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. After the fall of Amin’s regime, he fled to Saudi Arabia, where he lived until his death in 2003 (78 years old).
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