Hotel Rwanda (2004)
February 16, 2024 10:11 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Hutu Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle) manages the Hôtel des Mille Collines and lives a happy life with his Tutsi wife and their three children, but when Hutu military forces initiate a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Tutsi minority, Paul is compelled to allow refugees to take shelter in his hotel. As the U.N. pulls out, Paul must struggle alone to protect the Tutsi refugees in the face of the escalating violence later known as the Rwandan genocide.

Also starring Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Nick Nolte, Fana Mokoena, Jean Reno, Desmond Dube, Ofentse Modiselle, Mathabo Pieterson, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Tony Kgoroge, Lebo Mashile, Antonio David Lyons, Leleti Khumalo, Neil McCarthy, Mabutho 'Kid' Sithole.

Directed by Terry George. Written by Keir Pearson, Terry George. Produced by Terry George, A. Kitman Ho for United artists/Lions Gate. Cinematography by Robert Fraisse. Edited by Naomi Geraghty. Music by Afro Celt Sound System, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Andrea Guerra.

91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (2 comments total)
It's been awhile since I saw HR. Don Cheadle is the strongpoint; great performance as the Euro-mannered Rwandan hotel manager. Nick Nolte was alright as the tough UN CO. What really impressed me was that the corporate overlords back in Europe were actually trying to help their employees.
posted by Stuka at 10:47 AM on February 18

I saw this wayyyyy back when it first came out on home video (VHS). It's what put Don Cheadle on my radar. Such a great performance.
posted by Thorzdad at 9:32 AM on February 20

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