GenreDrama, History, War Music directorDario Marianelli CountryUnited Kingdom
Release date2005 WriterDavid Wolstencroft (screenplay), Richard Alwyn (story), David Belton (story) Initial releaseDecember 9, 2005 (Istanbul) CastJohn Hurt (Christopher), Hugh Dancy (Joe Connor), Dominique Horwitz (Capitaine Charles Delon), David Gyasi (François), Steve Toussaint (Roland), Clare-Hope Ashitey (Marie) Similar moviesJohn Wick, Knock Knock, Taken 3, Run All Night, Act of Vengeance, Deadbeat
TaglineWhat would you risk to make a difference?
Shooting dogs trailer nl 2005
Shooting Dogs, released in the United States as Beyond the Gates, is a 2005 film, directed by Michael Caton-Jones and starring John Hurt, Hugh Dancy and Clare-Hope Ashitey. It is based on the experiences of BBC news producer David Belton, who worked in Rwanda during the Rwandan Genocide. Belton is the film's co-writer and one of its producers.
The setting of the film is the École Technique Officielle (ETO) in Kigali, Rwanda, in 1994, during the Rwandan Genocide. Hurt plays a Catholic priest (loosely based on Vjekoslav Ćurić) and Dancy an English teacher, both Europeans, who are caught up in the events of the genocide.
Unlike Hotel Rwanda, which was filmed in South Africa using South African actors, the film was shot in the original location of the scenes it portrays. Also, many survivors of the massacre were employed as part of the production crew and minor acting roles.
The film's title refers to the actions of UN soldiers in shooting at the stray dogs that scavenged the bodies of dead. Since the UN soldiers were not allowed to shoot at the Hutu extremists who had caused the deaths in the first place, the shooting of dogs is symbolic of the madness of the situation that the film attempts to capture.
Newly released graphic bodycam video shows cop shooting dogs
John Hurt as Father Christopher
Hugh Dancy as Joe Connor
Dominique Horwitz as Capitaine Charles Delon
Louis Mahoney as Sibomana
Nicola Walker as Rachel
Steve Toussaint as Roland
David Gyasi as François
Susan Nalwoga as Edda
Victor Power as Julius
Jack Pierce as Mark
Musa Kasonka Jr. as Boniface
Kizito Ssentamu Kayiira as Pierre
Clare-Hope Ashitey as Marie
Director – Michael Caton-Jones
Writers – David Wolstencroft (screenplay), Richard Alwyn (story), David Belton (story)
Original Music – Dario Marianelli
Cinematography – Ivan Strasburg
Editing – Christian Lonk
Casting – Anja Dihrberg, Karen Lindsay-Stewart
Production Design – Bertram Strauß
Art Direction – Astrid Sieben
Set Decoration – Dagmar Wessel
Costume Design – Dinah Collin
1 win Heartland Film Festival 2006 Grand Prize for Dramatic Feature