2004   UK Hotel Rwanda
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Director:Terry George
Writer:Keir Pearson, Terry George
IMDb Rating:8.3 (114,278 votes)
Awards:Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 28 nominations
Genre:Drama, History, Thriller, War
Duration:122 min
Languages:English, French
Terry George  ...  (Director)
Keir Pearson, Terry George  ...  (Writer)
Xolani Mali  ...  Policeman
Don Cheadle  ...  Paul Rusesabagina
Desmond Dube  ...  Dube
Hakeem Kae-Kazim  ...  George Rutaganda
Tony Kgoroge  ...  Gregoire
Rosie Motene  ...  Receptionist
Neil McCarthy  ...  Jean Jacques
Mabutho 'Kid' Sithole  ...  Head Chef (as Kid Sithole)
Nick Nolte  ...  Colonel Oliver
Fana Mokoena  ...  General Bizimungu
Jeremiah Ndlovu  ...  Old Guard
Sophie Okonedo  ...  Tatiana Rusesabagina
Lebo Mashile  ...  Odette
Antonio David Lyons  ...  Thomas Mirama
Leleti Khumalo  ...  Fedens
Robert Fraisse  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: A true story of a man who fought impossible odds to save everyone he could and created a place where hope survived.

Summary: Solidly built around a subtle yet commanding performance by Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda emerged as one of the most highly-praised dramas of 2004. In a role that demands his quietly riveting presence in nearly every scene, Cheadle plays real-life hero Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager in the Rwandan capital of Kigali who in 1994 saved 1,200 Rwandan "guests" from certain death during the genocidal clash between tribal Hutus, who slaughtered a million victims, and the horrified Tutsis, who found safe haven or died. Giving his best performance since his breakthrough role in Devil in a Blue Dress, Cheadle plays Rusesabagina as he really was during the ensuing chaos: "an expert in situational ethics" (as described by critic Roger Ebert), doing what he morally had to do, at great risk and potential sacrifice, with an understanding that wartime negotiations are largely a game of subterfuge, cooperation, and clever bribery. Aided by a United Nations official (Nick Nolte), he worked a saintly miracle, and director Terry George (Some Mother's Son) brings formidable social conscience to bear on a true story you won't soon forget. --Jeff Shannon

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