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When the world closed its eyes, he opened his arms.
Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.
The sentimental influence of Hollywood blunts the sharp blade of an African holocaust.
Hotel Rwanda (2004) concerns the Rwandan genocide that had occurred a decade previous – a mass slaughter of Tutsi people, on the grounds of ethnicity, that began within a few hours of reigning President Habyarimana’s assassination. Catalysed by the existing conflict from the Rwandan Civil War, and exacerbated by a prepared political elite known as akazu; what resulted was an eruption of terror and intense violence that snatched the lives of an estimated one million Rwandan souls in the period of around one hundred days.
This key historical drama is based on real life events that transpired only twenty years ago – a modern day holocaust that…
Based on the true events of the massacre that took place in Rwanda during its civil war, Hotel Rwanda is a tale of how a simple man went too far & risked his own life to save as many people as he possibly could even when he had the chance to simply walk away unharmed. It's a disturbing, violent film that also shows how the entire world deserted this African nation when it needed them most.
Don Cheadle stars as Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager who housed thousands of people in his hotel & his performance was, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the strongest of the decade and he single-handedly carried this film throughout its runtime and was brilliantly…
I recently read a long in-depth article about the current state of Rwanda and the the families who lost one or more (which was most of them) back in the brutal 1994 genocide, and decided to rewatch the 2004 film, which I had fond, but vague memories from. You know, just to get a different view on the whole situation. I've always felt that images tell a better story than words.
I remembered it as a great film, but I guess I've become more of snob in my later years. I was saddened, almost shocked, how little this films effected me. The way the whole movie is set up from the start is so contrived and silly that I had…
The film should get the same amount of recognition as Schindler's List.
Why I watched this movie? I have heard about this movie for 11 years now.....but because the subject matter was so depressing....I always stayed away from the movie....but no more....as I have now seen Hotel Rwanda.
What is this one about? The true story of a hotel manager (Don Cheadle) who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
My thoughts on this one? This is a very well done movie that reminded me of Schindler's List. Don Cheadle is outstanding in the lead role....and very much deserved his Oscar nomination that he got for this movie. Nick Nolte as a United Nations peace keeper and Sophie Okonedo as Cheadle's wife also shine…
Watched this in my World History Class. It does a good job of accurately portraying the Rwandan genocide, and has a fantastic lead performance by Don Cheadle.
thoroughly powerful but bastardized by hollywood
"they are not here to help us" :-(
Cheadle completely embodies this role. Great story about a great man.
Ein packender Film und tolle Darsteller, aber besonders Don Cheadle sticht heraus. Das traurige ist allerdings, dass der Film auf Tatsachen beruht und dass sowas heutzutage bestimmt immer noch passiert.
H πραγματική ιστορία ενός διευθυντή ξενοδοχείου στη Ρουάντα και οι προσπάθειες του να το χρησιμοποιήσει για να σώσει ζωές κατά τη διάρκεια του εμφυλίου μεταξύ των φυλών Hutu και Tutsi και της σφαγής 1.000.000 Tutsi το 1994. Εξαιρετική ταινία, με ιστορικό ενδιαφέρον, ανθρωπιστικό μήνυμα και εξαιρετική ερμηνεία από τον Don Cheadle στο ρόλο του πολυμήχανου manager, που θύμισε λίγο τον περίφημο Σίντλερ.
Uno de los genocidios mas cruentos de la historia y también uno de los menos difundidos. Esta no es una película fácil, pero tampoco formidable al agudizar un poco lo cruento del suceso pero en general su temática y la excelente actuación de Don Cheadle la vuelven relevante.
One of the bloodiest genocides in history and one of the least publicized. This is not an easy movie, but neither formidable, its theme and the excellent performance of Don Cheadle is what makes this movie relevant.
The harrowing story of one hotel owner and his family during the Rwandan genocide.
A touching and extremely emotional story with great shots and acting, the fact that it was based on a true story only makes it more emotional. I'd definitely recommend watching it.
Emotional movie 🙁. Loved it 👏🏻👏🏻
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
This list features all 596 films that appeared on the 177 ballots of the BBC's recent poll. 349 of them…