The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
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.
Scavenger Hunt - June 2016
(Task #10: A film featuring a hotel/motel)
I know it isn't June yet, but I finished watching Hotel Rwanda today in History class and I thought I could use it in the challenge.
My teacher said that she was showing this so we could understand that prejudice and discrimination have no color.
Firstly, I have to say that this is an incredibly powerful film based on true facts that is filled with great performances (especially from Don Cheadle). It shows how evil and stupid humans can be to each other and how dangerous it is to cultivate hatred.
Although not technically exceptional, it has a great script and moments that are very touching or extremely…
Violent, shocking but excellent in its realism. These things should not happen.
This. Is. Real.
Reto Cinéfilo 2016: Una película grabada en África
Me pareció lenta, pero sin duda lo que logra transmitir en algunos momentos es indescriptible. Sin embargo, muchas veces se pierde en el camino, a mi parecer no debió durar 2 horas.
What I got to say about "Hotel Rwanda" is one of the best of 2004. The performances Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo and the rest of the cast are really breathtaking. "When you seat down and watch this movie you will feel the emotion that they are feeling." The directing by Terry George is so amazing. The screenplay is perfect. Score is good. Special Effects is outstanding.
I have to believe that this film is infinitely more powerful if you're using it as a crash course lesson for the Rwandan genocide. Frankly the cinematic aspects of 'Hotel Rwanda' are nothing special - but then, that's not really why you watch movies like this.
My hope is that this film continues to serve from an educational standpoint, because what makes me the angriest is how hard the Western world ignored the actual event. Watch this out of respect for the 800,000 people who died not only because of the tribe on their ID cards, but because the nations who could have helped saved their own and abandoned them instead.
It took me too long to watch this.....fantastic film.
Don Cheadle at his finest.
Complete list. :-(
I think the May hunt went okay, so let's keep this thing rolling!
Task # 1:…