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October 4, 2007

They will believe you: you are a white man

by quaesitor

Just had my new review on the film Last King of Scotland posted on the Damaris Culture Watch site. I think it is a fascinating film – thought-provoking and challenging. For me, one of the more interesting characters is Dr Junju, played by David Oyelowo (known to Spooks addicts as Danny). He is the one who says the acerbic line to protagonist Garrigan: They will believe you: you are a white man. That seems tome to be one of the keys to what it’s all about.

[For transparency’s sake, i should add that i was actually an extra in the movie (in the press conference scene) and so of course am completely unbiased – see previous posting Cinematic Breakthrough – however this does not in anyway affect my objectivity as i didn’t even get a credit – can you imagine?]

 

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