The Fall of Fujimori


1h 23m 2005

Brief Synopsis

In a nation besieged by bloody insurgents and appalling poverty appears a humble candidate who vows to fight for the poor and disenfranchised. Riding a crest of popular support, this political unknown storms into the elections and wins the Presidency. After being sworn in, the new President declares

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Also Known As
Fall of Fujimori
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Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Cinema Libre Studio

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Duration
1h 23m

Synopsis

In a nation besieged by bloody insurgents and appalling poverty appears a humble candidate who vows to fight for the poor and disenfranchised. Riding a crest of popular support, this political unknown storms into the elections and wins the Presidency. After being sworn in, the new President declares an all out War on Terror, which soon culminates in the capture of public enemy number one. The country is Peru. The President is Alberto Fujimori. The year is 1992. Since fleeing Peru in disgrace four years ago, Alberto Fujimori has remained virtually silent about the sensational end of his controversial presidency. Until now. Last January, Fujimori agreed to the first in-depth interview since exile. At the center of Fujimori's presidency are his controversial tactics in the war on terror: hooded judges ruling from behind one-way mirrors, secret military tribunals, and the alleged use of torture and death squads. His extreme measures bring success, resulting in the severe disruption of the two deadliest rebel groups, the Shining Path and the MRTA. But these victories come at a severe cost. Rocked by growing corruption scandals, Fujimori flees to Japan (the land of his ancestors) and, from a Tokyo hotel, faxes in his letter of resignation. In 2003, Interpol places Alberto Fujimori on its Most Wanted List on charges of corruption, kidnapping and murder. Undeterred by the indictments against him, Fujimori enjoys celebrity status in Japan, where he patiently plots his return to Peru--and a run for the presidency in 2006.

Film Details

Also Known As
Fall of Fujimori
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Cinema Libre Studio

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

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Released in United States January 2005

Released in United States May 5, 2006

Released in United States on Video September 5, 2006

Released in United States Winter January 18, 2006

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) January 20-30, 2005.

Released in United States January 2005 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) January 20-30, 2005.)

Released in United States Winter January 18, 2006

Released in United States May 5, 2006 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video September 5, 2006