Shake Hands With the Devil [DVD] [2007]

  • SKU: 18888536
  • Release Date: 01/11/2011
  • Rating: R
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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

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Action Packed Movie

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    Here is a movie capable of touching the core of your feelings and yet begging for more. Filled with action, violence, drama and everything one would expect in this type of movie with the horrors of war.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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