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Hotel Rwanda (2004)

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Release Date
• USA: Dec 24, 2004
• UK: 25 Feb 2005
DVD Release Date
• R1: Apr 12, 2005

Budget USD 17,500,000
BoxOffice: $5.6M

Official Website:
Hotel Rwanda Website

MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 on appeal for violence, disturbing images and brief strong language.

Running Time
1 hour, 50 minutes

Country UK, Italy, South Africa

Studio MGM/UA

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Genre: Thriller, War, Drama, Political, True Story

Tagline: When the world closed its eyes, he opened his arms

Plot: Don Cheadle gives a riveting performance as Paul Rusesabagina, the manager of a European-owned hotel in Rwanda, who created a secret refugee camp for the Tutsi people during the brutal genocide committed against them by the Hutu people in 1994. His efforts helped to save 1200 lives out of close to a million who were killed. HOTEL RWANDA shows this man's courage, while also capturing the political events that occurred between April and September '94. First, United Nations soldiers are restricted from fighting back against Hutu guerillas, even after the Rwandan president is assassinated and the country is thrown into chaos. But as the fighting worsens, all non-Rwandans including UN peacekeepers, Europeans, and Americans are evacuated. This leaves the Tutsi people defenseless against aggressive Hutus who are armed with machine guns and machetes. While working the system with strategic phone calls to powerful international contacts of the hotel, Rusesabagina also uses smart lies and power plays to hold off the Hutus. The morale among the refugees is low, but because they are protected from the inconceivable brutality happening outside the hotel's gates, they maintain a sense of hope. Powerful acting from all cast members, including throngs of children, makes this film touching and

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 Directed by
Terry George
Some Mother's Son, A Bright Shining Lie, In the Name of the Father
 Written by
Terry George
In the Name of the Father, The Boxer, Some Mother's Son
 Cast
Don Cheadle
Ocean's Eleven, Crash, Traffic
Nick Nolte
The Thin Red Line, Hulk, Cape Fear
Desmond Dube
Inside, The Long Run
Hakeem Kae-Kazim
King Solomon's Mines, Out On a Limb, Othello: A South African Tale
Tony Kgoroge
Hijack Stories, Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon
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 Music By
Rupert Gregson-Williams
Over the Hedge, Click, What a Girl Wants
Andrea Guerra
Facing Window, The Ignorant Fairies, Leggenda di Al, John e Jack, La
Martin Russell
Mr Firecul, Eating Dust



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