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Hotel Rwanda (2005)
IMDb Rating 8.5
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Don Cheadle Paul Rusesabagina
Sophie Okonedo Tatiana Rusesabagina
Joaquin Phoenix Jack
Nick Nolte Colonel Oliver
Xolani Mali Policeman
Desmond Dube Dube
Hakeem Kae-Kazim George Rutaganda
Tony Kgoroge Gregoire
Rosie Motene Receptionist
Neil McCarthy Jean Jacques
Kid Sitholo Head Chef (as Kid Sithole)
Fana Mokoena General Bizimungu
Plot
Hotel Rwanda tackles one of the most horrifically ugly events in recent history, when the Hutu extremists of Rwanda initiated a terrifying campaign of genocide, massacring hunderds of thousands of minority Tutsis (who had been given power by the departed Belgian colonists), while the rest of the world looked on and did nothing. Don Cheadle stars as Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager at the fancy Les Milles Collines hotel in Kigali. Paul is a Hutu, and a very successful businessman who smoothly greases the wheels, making powerful connections in all strata of Rwandan life. His wife, Tatiana (Sophie Okonedo of Aeon Flux), is a Tutsi. She urges Paul to use his influence to help local Tutsis, who are being harassed and beaten with increasing frequency, but Paul will only use the political capital he's built up to help his own family, if and when they need it. Soon enough, the violence escalates, and the Hutus begin their genocide of the Tutsis. European guests and staff at the hotel are flown out of the country, and Paul is left in charge. He finds that his conscience won't allow him to watch as the innocent are slaughtered, and before long, the hotel has become a well-appointed refugee camp. Paul is seen as a traitor by some, putting his life in danger, and the predicament of his "guests" grows more precarious every day, but despite good intentions on the part of a journalist (Joaquin Phoenix) and a UN peacekeeping colonel (Nick Nolte), the rest of the world is not eager to intervene and stop the massacre. Hotel Rwanda was directed by Irish filmmaker Terry George (Some Mother's Son), who co-wrote the script with Keir Pearson. — Josh Ralske
Movie Details
Genre Drama; War
Director Terry George
Producer Terry George; A. Kitman Ho
Writer Terry George; Keir Pearson
Studio Lion's Gate
Country UK
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 121 mins
Movie Release Date 2/4/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 446
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 4/18/2005
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 027616925121
Release Date 4/12/2005
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
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