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Hotel Rwanda [Blu-ray] [Eng/Fre/Spa] [2004]

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Special Features

  • A message for peace: Making Hotel Rwanda documentary
  • Return to Rwanda
  • Selected scenes commentary by Don Cheadle
  • Audio commentary by director Terry George and the real-life subject of the film, Paul Rusesabagina, with commentary by musician Wyclef Jean

Synopsis

Hotel Rwanda
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 hundreds 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, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Don Cheadle
    Don Cheadle - Paul Rusesabagina
  • Sophie Okonedo
    Sophie Okonedo - Tatiana Rusesabagina
  • Joaquin Phoenix
    Joaquin Phoenix - Jack
  • Nick Nolte
    Nick Nolte - Colonel Oliver
  • Jean Reno
    Jean Reno

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