Shake Hands With the Devil [DVD] [2007]

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Special Features

  • Making-Of Featurette
  • Audio Commentary With Director Roger Spottiswoode and Lt. General Dallaire
  • Additional Commentary Track With The Filmmakers


Shake Hands With the Devil
Director Roger Spottiswoode adapts Roméo Dallaire's harrowing autobiography concerning his experiences as the leader of a 1994 U.N. peacekeeping mission to Rwanda that failed to prevent the slaughter of 800,000 Rwandans. Dispatched to Rwanda in 1993 to oversee a fragile cease-fire, charismatic Lieutenant General Romeo Dellaire (Roy Dupuis) finds his mission complicated by lack of funding, too much bureaucracy, and a ramshackle crew assembled from military units from dozens of countries. Everyone seems to have a different agenda, and as the peace agreement between the Tutsi-led rebels and the French-supported Hutu-led government begins to deteriorate, appeasing speeches are undercut by shadowy massacres. When an unknown group shoots down the president's plane, Kigali goes up in flames as part of a clandestine yet long-planned campaign against the Tutsi minority. Hindered by an inadequate mandate, Lieutenant General Dellaire watches helplessly as the Hutu militia gains power and civil war gives way to genocide. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Roy Dupuis
    Roy Dupuis - Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire
  • Deborah Kara Unger
    Deborah Kara Unger - Emma
  • James Gallanders
    James Gallanders - Maj. Brent Beardsley
  • Jean-Hugues Anglade
    Jean-Hugues Anglade - Bernard Kouchner
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    Odile Katesi Gakire - Agathe

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