Amin: The Rise and Fall

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981, UK/Kenya) is a Shocksploitation biographical drama film directed by Sharad Patel.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1981
  • Color
  • Running Time: 101 min | UK:97 min | USA:91 min
  • Production Co: Film Corporation of Kenya | Intermedia Productions
  • Distribution Co: International Film Marketing (1982) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Sharad Patel
  • Written by Wade Huie
  • Starring Joseph Olita, Thomas Baptiste, Leonard Trolley
  • Produced by Sharad Patel, Christopher Sutton
  • Original Music by Christopher Gunning
  • Cinematography by Harvey Harrison
  • Film Editing by Keith Palmer

Plot Summary

  • The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyrannical rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.

Also Known As

  • Rise and Fall of Idi Amin (UK) (original title)
  • Amin: The Rise and Fall (Australia / USA)
  • Amin - mielipuoli diktaattori (Finland)
  • Amins uppgång och fall (Sweden)
  • Der Schlächter Idi Amin (Germany)
  • Idi Aminin nousu ja tuho (Finland)


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