Hotel Rwanda

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[2013]
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English
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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
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auth_author2 Bhembe, Sam., Cheadle, Don., Cicutto, Roberto, 1948-, Dube, Desmond., Fraisse, Robert, 1940-, George, Terry., Gregson-Williams, Rupert., Guerra, Andrea, 1961-, Ho, A. Kitman., Kae-Kazim, Hakeem., Kaiser, Mosa., Katz, Martin F., 1961-, Kgoroge, Tony., Melzi d'Eril, Francesco., Modiselle, Ofentse., Mokoena, Fana, 1971-, Nolte, Nick., O'Hara, David, 1965-, Okonedo, Sophie., Pearson, Keir., Phoenix, Joaquin., Pieterson, Mathoba., Reid, Duncan., Sadoff, Hal., Seymour, Cara.
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display_description Based on the true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a five-star-hotel manager who uses his wits and persuasion in striving to save more than 1,200 Tutsis and Hutus from being massacred by the Interahamwe militia during the 1994 Rwandan conflict. The deeply moving true story of a five-star-hotel manager who used his wits and words to save more than 1,200 lives during the 1994 Rwandan conflict.
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subject_facet , Atrocities, Civil War (Rwanda : 1994), Drama, Feature films, Genocide, Genocide -- Rwanda -- Drama, History, Hotelkeepers, Hotelkeepers -- Rwanda -- Drama, Rusesabagina, Paul, -- 1954- -- Drama, Rusesabagina, Paul, -- 1955-, Rwanda, Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994 -- Atrocities -- Drama, Tutsi (African people) -- Crimes against, Tutsi (African people) -- Crimes against -- Rwanda -- Drama, Video recordings
title_display Hotel Rwanda
title_full Hotel Rwanda [videorecording] / United Artists ; Lions Gate Films ; directed by Terry George ; written by Keir Pearson & Terry George ; produced by A. Kitman Ho, Terry George ; a United Kingdom/South Africa/Italy co-production in association with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa ; a Miracle Pictures/Seamus production ; produced in association with Inside Track & Mikado Film ; executive producers, Hal Sadoff, Martin F. Katz, Duncan Reid, Sam Bhembe, Roberto Cicutto, Francesco Melzi D'Eril ; director of photography, Robert Fraisse, Hotel Rwanda [videorecording] / United Artists presents, in association with Lions Gate Entertainment ; directed by Terry George ; written by Keir Pearson & Terry George ; produced by A. Kitman Ho, Terry George ; a United Kingdom/South Africa/Italy co-production, in association with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa ; a Miracle Pictures ... [and others] production
title_short Hotel Rwanda
topic_facet Atrocities, Crimes against, Genocide, History, Hotelkeepers, Rusesabagina, Paul, Tutsi (African people)
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