Rise and Fall of Idi Amin — original title
- Directed by - Sharad Patel
- Starring - Joseph Olita, Thomas Baptiste, Leonard Trolley, Geoffrey Keen
- Written by - Wade Huie
Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981) — The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.
This biographical movie begins with a short blurb about Uganda, followed by the joyous scenes surrounding Amin's military takeover from Milton Obote. He goes about arresting and torturing the rebels. In his freezer he keeps the heads of his rivals and says: "It is a Kaqwa way. I talk to them" . Amin then goes about having Asians expelled from Uganda saying: "Uganda is for Ugandas. There will be no more Shahs and Patels. Let them swim back." After the infamous 1976 Entebbe hostage situation where Israeli commandos make a daring rescue of their citizens who were taken into Uganda on a hijacked plane, Amin has Dora Bloch (the only hostage the Israelis couldn't liberate) killed. Amin then goes on to believing he is the 'Hitler of Africa' and promises that he will actually erect a statue in honour of his namesake "in the middle of Kampala" . Amin becomes a rather childish and sick psychopath who mixes voodoo, rape, torture, and dancing. He says things like: "I am the best lover of Africa" , "…
The rage of a maniac… the rape of a people!
Amin: The Rise and Fall DVD is manufactured on demand when ordered and ships worldwide! Important: This title has been compiled from the best-quality video master currently available and has not been remastered or restored. The print transfer is supplied on premium Taiyo Yuden DVD-R with thermal print in a clear plastic wallet.