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330 Ratings

General Idi Amin Dada

Général Idi Amin Dada: Autoportrait

Directed by Barbet Schroeder
Switzerland, France, 1974
Documentary

Synopsis

In 1971, self-styled dictator General Idi Amin Dada took control of Uganda; director Barbet Schroeder turns his cameras on the dynamic, charming, and appallingly dangerous tyrant.

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General Idi Amin Dada Directed by Barbet Schroeder

Critics reviews

Idi Amin believes he is revealing himself to the camera as the savior of Africa, and of his country, as a great thinker, a great leader, a great intellectual, a messiah. You can only see this because he is so free with the camera, so forthcoming. It's fascinating and terrible.
March 24, 2007
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