Hotel Rwanda

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1994. In Rwanda, the classification of the native population into Hutus and Tutsis, arbitrarily done by the colonial Belgians, is now ingrained within Rwandan mentality despite the Rwandan independence. Despite the Belgians having placed the Tutsis in a higher position during the Belgian rule, they have placed the majority Hutus in power after independence. Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu married to a Tutsi, Tatiana Rusesabagina, is the House Manager of the Hotel Des Milles Collines in Kigali. The Milles Collines, owned by Sabena (the national airline of Belgium), is a four-star hotel catering primarily to wealthy white westerners. Paul, who knows how to work the system to run the hotel effectively for its guests and for Sabena, is proud that most of the Caucasians who he meets in this professional capacity treat him with respect. After a specific incident, the relative calm between the Tutsi guerrillas and government-backed Hutu militia takes a turn. Paul's thought that the native ...

Director: Terry George
Writer: Keir Pearson, Terry George
Production: MGM
Year: 2004
MetaScore: 79/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: $23,472,900
Released: 04 Feb 2005
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 45 nominations.


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Policeman - Xolani Mali
Paul Rusesabagina - Don Cheadle
George Rutaganda - Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Gregoire - Tony Kgoroge
Receptionist - Rosie Motene
Jean Jacques - Neil McCarthy
Colonel Oliver - Nick Nolte
General Bizimungu - Fana Mokoena
Old Guard - Jeremiah Ndlovu
Tatiana Rusesabagina - Sophie Okonedo
Odette - Lebo Mashile
Thomas Mirama - Antonio David Lyons
Elys Rusesabagina - Mosa Kaiser
Diane Rusesabagina - Mathabo Pieterson
Roger Rusesabagina - Ofentse Modiselle
David - David O'Hara
Jack Daglish - Joaquin Phoenix
Benedict - Mothusi Magano
Chloe - Prostitute - Noxolo Maqashalala
Jean Baptiste (as Thulane Nyembe) - Thulani Nyembe
Hutu Captain (as Simo Magwaza) - Simo Mogwaza
Gregoire's Girlfriend - Mirriam Ngomani
Pat Archer - Cara Seymour
Alice the Waitress (as Harriet Manamela) - Harriet Lenabe
Hutu Lieutenant - Mduduzi Mabaso
Militiaman - Sonni Chidiebere
Militiaman - Sibusiso Mhlongo
Hotel Staff - Eugene Khumbanyiwa
Mr. Tillens - Sabena Airlines President - Jean Reno