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Hotel Rwanda [Blu-ray] [2004]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    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



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I cried

      Posted
      Kitt007

      I picked up this movie because of the main actor. I hadnt heard much about the movie, or what it was about so went pretty blindly into the viewing. I was stunned at the plot and how I hadnt heard of this crisis before. Amazing movie that shows what just one man can do and how people, when confronted with an impossible situation will defy all odds.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Movie

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      mstait

      Don Cheadle is again amazing. I think this movie should be required for high school students to watch in order to get a global understanding. There were parts in the extras where I couldn't watch because it was just too much. Superb movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      Gunz
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      This is a great movie and Don Cheadle is amazing in it. It shipped quickly and I would recommend to anyone looking for a good movie to watch

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An important movie

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      Luc715
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      This very recent genocide is unknown by far too many people. An important movie and must watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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