Hotel Rwanda Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for Hotel Rwanda the Movie

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Cheadle gives a remarkable performance in a drama that covers a too-little-known episode in recent history. In 1994 Rwanda, a former Belgian colony, members of the Hutu tribe killed some 800,000 members of the once-dominant Tutsi tribe. Paul Rusesabagina (Cheadle) is a Hutu, who manages a four-star hotel in Kigali. When the genocide begins, he fears for his own family since his wife, Tatiana (Okonedo), is a Tutsi. Unable to escape or to get any help, Paul decides his safety depends on business as usual (and bribing the military) even as he comes to shelter some 1,200 refugees within the hotel. Film focuses on Paul and not on what is happening in Rwanda in general. Without some historical background, the general viewer will likely be somewhat confused.


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Available on DVD
Running time 110 minutes.
Originally from British, Italian, South African.

Cast and Crew

War, General, Africa, Grand Hotel, Historical Drama, True Stories
George Pearson
Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Rafael (Leaf) Phoenix, Nick Nolte, Desmond Dube, David O'Hara, Jean Reno, Cara Seymour
Robert Fraisse, Naomi Geraghty
Terry George
Andrea Guerra, Rupert Gregson-Williams
John Midgley, Ruy Filipe, Tony Burrough, Johnny Breedt
A. Kitman Ho, Terry George, Miracle Pictures, Seamus, MGM

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