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(From The Monitor (Uganda) - AAGM)
The shocking tale of dictator Idi Amin Dada could bring Uganda unprecedented glory as the movie, The Last King Of Scotland, which is based on the former president's rule, stakes its claim among this year's contender for major international awards.
Actor Forest Whitaker won this year's Golden Globe award for his leading role as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the movie and is widely expected to carry the Oscar as well later this month.
The movie has garnered critical acclaim and a triumph at this year's awards has raised its box office potential internationally.
It premieres at Cineplex cinema tomorrow and the list of expected guests include Whitaker, the director and the top cast.
"We expect the entire top cast as well as the director and producer to attend the premiere," said Trushna Buddhev of Nu Metro distributers who are handling the movie in the region.
She said that Whitaker will however, not attend the Kenya premiere on February 18 at the Nu Metro Prestige Plaza as he is scheduled to be in the US in a publicity campaign for the Oscar awards.
With the movie riding high at the international film awards, it could put Uganda on the spot both as a film location and a source of good movie stories.
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