Rise and Fall of Idi Amin

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While Idi Umin Dada terrorized Uganda with a barbaric, 8-year, depotic rule, he portrayed himself to the world at large as a fat buffoon, albeit in military garb. How the press corps managed to perpetuate that image in the face of his army's rampage against an estimated 500,000 Ugandan victims of murder, torture, and imprisonment is unfathomable. This historical docudrama relates how Imin came to power, and does not spare the audience when it comes to exposing his barbarisms (dismembering his wife's body and forcing her children to look at it is one example of several). As the story of his rule unfolds, the world eventually "discovers" what the Ugandans have known all along, and Tanzanian forces oust Imin in 1979, saving the lives of countless prisoners and other victims of his unbridled violence. Although the movie portrays the horrors of his reign, the violence that is shown is an accurate view of reality, and far from the exploitative gore of a Hong Kong or Hollywood slasher flic. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Thomas Baptiste
as Dr. Oloya
Denis Hills
as Himself
Geoffrey Keen
as British Commissioner
Louis Mahoney
as Freedom Fighter
Andre Maranne
as French Ambassador
Joseph Olita
as Idi Amin
Tony Sibbald
as Canadian Commissioner
Leonard Trolley
as Bob Astles
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The dialogue was, at times, simply hilarious. Amin is depicted as a childish psychopath who, among other things, practices cannibalism and takes part in motor rallies. In other words, this movie is pure exploitation, and it certainly gets some extra shock value when you concider that it came out only two years after Amin was overthrown. Could have been slightly shorter, though.

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