Amin: The Rise and Fall

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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, Geoffrey Keen, Louis Mahoney, André Maranne, Denis Hills, Tony Sibbald
  • Produced by Sharad Patel, Christopher Sutton
  • Original Music by Christopher Gunning
  • Cinematography by Harvey Harrison
  • Film Editing by Keith Palmer

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)


  • The rage of a maniac... the rape of a people!


A film that covers the controversial actions and atrocities of the former dictator of Uganda, Idi Amin Dada, during his violent rise to power in 1971 until his overthrow in 1979 as the result of the Uganda–Tanzania War.

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