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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 t...
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DirectorTerry George
Release Date:  2004
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
DVD Release Date:  20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (April 12, 2005)
Runtime:  2hr 2min
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review by . June 13, 2005
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Pros: Suburb acting and direction; Don Cheadle.     Cons: Nick Nolte¬ís performance.     The Bottom Line: Hotel Rwanda will grab you and touch you and astonish you, and disgust you, and depress you, but in the end it will educate and enlighten you.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. There is something in the human genome that condemns us to repeat the sins of the past; to forget the hard learned …
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