|Forest Whitaker||Idi Amin|
|James McAvoy||Nicholas Garrigan|
|Kerry Washington||Kay Amin|
|Gillian Anderson||Sara Merrit|
|David Oyelowo||Dr. Junju|
|Stephen Rwangyezi||Jonah Wasswa|
|Adam Kotz||Dr. Merrit|
While in Uganda on a medical mission, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan becomes the personal physician and close confidante of dictator Idi Amin . Although at first Dr. Garrigan feels flattered by his new position of power, he soon comes to realize that Amin's rule is soaked in blood, and that he is complicit in the atrocities. Garrigan faces the fight of his life as he tries to escape Amin's grasp.