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Director  Michael Caton-Jones
Initial DVD release  July 5, 2007 (Iceland)
Language  English French
7.7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, History, War
Music director  Dario Marianelli
Country  United Kingdom Germany
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Release date  2005
Writer  David Wolstencroft (screenplay), Richard Alwyn (story), David Belton (story)
Initial release  December 9, 2005 (Istanbul)
Cast  John Hurt (Christopher), Hugh Dancy (Joe Connor), Dominique Horwitz (Capitaine Charles Delon), David Gyasi (François), Steve Toussaint (Roland), Clare-Hope Ashitey (Marie)
Similar movies  John Wick, Knock Knock, Taken 3, Run All Night, Act of Vengeance, Deadbeat
Tagline  What would you risk to make a difference?

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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Newly released graphic bodycam video shows cop shooting dogs

Cast (credited)

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  • 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
  • Crew

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  • 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
  • Awards

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    1 win Heartland Film Festival 2006 Grand Prize for Dramatic Feature

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