Hotel Ruanda - Hotel Rwanda

05/25/2010 15:15:01

Hotel Rwanda - Hotel Ruanda (2004)

Hotel Ruanda

Director: Terry George

Writers: Keir Pearson (written by) and Terry George (written by)

Leading Roles: Don Cheadle (Paul Rusesabagina), Sophie Okonedo (Tatiana Rusesabagina), Nick Nolte (Colonel Oliver), Tony Kgoroge ( Gregoire)

Country: UK, USA, Italy, South Africa

Runtime: 121 minutes


Don Cheadle (Paul Rusesabagina) is the manager of a European-owned hotel (Hôtel des Mille Collines) in Rwanda. His wife, Tatiana (Sophie Okonedo) is Tutsi and her life is also in danger. He finds himself trying to protect both his family and over one thousandrefugeesin the hotel. He creates a secret refugee camp for the Tutsi people during thebrutalgenocidecommitted against them by the Hutu people in 1994. Paulstruggleswith Hutu soldiers, cares for the refugees and his family and maintains the appearance of a functioning high-class hotel as the situation becomes more and more violent.

His efforts helped to save 1200 lives. The film shows this man's courage and also captures the political events that occurred between April and September 1994. United Nations soldiers arerestrictedfrom fighting back against Hutu guerillas. But as the fighting worsens, all non-Rwandans including UN peacekeepers, Europeans and Americans areevacuated. By making strategic phone calls to powerful international contacts of the hotel, Rusesabagina uses smart lies and power plays tohold offthe Hutus.

Themoraleamong the refugees is low but they are protected from the brutality of the outside and they have a sense of hope. The violence and genocide play a disturbing part in the film.

For the movie's trailer, visit the page below:

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