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Aro Favourite Hotel Rwanda

 

UK / Italy / South Africa 2004, 117 minutes
Dir. Terry George
Rating: [M]
Genres: Drama, Suspense/Crime / War, History

Topics: Indigenous & Minority Cultures, Politics.

 

Aroview: A deeply affecting expose of the Rwandan conflict of the early 1990s that matches its political conscience with vivid staging and terrific performances.

Based on a true story, the ever-versatile Don Cheadle plays Paul Rusesabagina, a "Hutu" hotel manager who harboured over a thousand "Tutsi" refugees during their defenseless struggle against the Hutu militia. While directly indicting the devastating effects of post-colonialism, its urgent, humanist message (to the West) can be universally applied to all civil conflicts, yet never feels preachy. An important yet accessible film that deserves an audience as wide as SCHINDLER'S LIST.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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