The Fall of Fujimori

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  • Summary: The Fall of Fujimori is a character-driven, political thriller exploring the volatile events that defined Alberto Fujimori's decade-long reign of Peru. (Stardust Pictures)
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  1. A cautionary essay on the risks to democracy posed by the fight against terrorism.
  2. 80
    It's a fascinating, haunting, unintentionally gruesome spectacle with, as Perry has said, echoes of Shakespearean tragedy.
  3. 75
    If the end justifies the means, it would be hard to deny that the legacy of Alberto Fujimori, the disgraced former President of Peru, is largely triumphant.
  4. A confoundingly mercurial figure, Fujimori is a fascinating subject. But in her focus on the man, Perry fails to paint a broader picture of a racially diverse and extremely complex country.
  5. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    70
    Ellen Perry seems keenly aware, there is really no need to embellish the Fujimori story, which has enough unlikely melodrama for six Italian operas.
  6. Reviewed by: Joshua Katzman
    70
    To her credit, Perry isn't taken in by Fujimori's attempts to distance himself from the controversies that plagued his presidency. Helped by Kim Roberts's excellent editing, she succinctly chronicles his unlikely ascent and subsequent collapse.
  7. Reviewed by: Jeremy Mathews
    70
    Perry creates an objective yet not overly dry character study of the man, now a fugitive living in Japan, as he recalls his days in power.

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  1. SarahT.
    Sep 4, 2006
    9
    A fascinating look at a highly controversial political leader in an untenable political climate. This is the best kind of documentary A fascinating look at a highly controversial political leader in an untenable political climate. This is the best kind of documentary filmmaking - we are ultimately left to wrestle with our own ethical sense rather than being told what to think. Expand