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Director  Raoul Peck
Initial DVD release  May 10, 2005
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Country  France United States
8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, History, War
Music director  Bruno Coulais
Writer  Raoul Peck
Language  English Kinyarwanda
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Release date  February 17, 2005 (2005-02-17)
Cast  Idris Elba (Augustin), Carole Karemera (Jeanne), Pamela Nomvete (Martine), Oris Erhuero (Honoré), Fraser James (Xavier), Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga (Colonel Bagosora)
Similar movies  The Lion King, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Madagascar, The Lion King 1½

Sometimes in april


Sometimes in April is a 2005 historical drama television film about the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, written and directed by the Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck. The ensemble cast includes Idris Elba, Oris Erhuero, Carole Karemera, and Debra Winger.

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Plot

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The story centers on two brothers: Honoré Butera, working for Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines, and Augustin Muganza, a captain in the Rwandan army (married to a Tutsi woman, Jeanne, with whom he has a daughter, Anne-Marie, and two sons, Yves-André and Marcus), who bear witness to the killing of close to a million people in 100 days while becoming divided by politics and losing some of their own family. The film depicts the attitudes and circumstances leading up to the outbreak of brutal violence, the intertwining stories of people struggling to survive the genocide, and the aftermath as the people try to find justice and reconciliation.

Cast

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  • Idris Elba ... Augustin Muganza
  • Oris Erhuero ... Honoré Muganza
  • Carole Karemera ... Jeanne
  • Debra Winger ... Prudence Bushnell
  • Noah Emmerich ... Lionel Quaid
  • Pamela Nomvete ... Martine
  • Fraser James ... Xavier
  • Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga ... Col. Théoneste Bagosora
  • Aïssa Maïga ... Young Militant
  • Reception

    Although this film originally aired on HBO, it was later broadcast by PBS and followed with a panel discussion by journalist Jeff Greenfield. Paul Bonerwitz is one of the speakers.

    In contrast to Hotel Rwanda, which was rated PG-13 and had most of the genocide violence subtly implied rather than explicitly shown, this film was noted for its more gruesome and graphic portrayal of the violence, which gave it a TV-MA rating.

    References

    Sometimes in April Wikipedia
    Sometimes in April IMDb Sometimes in April themoviedb.org


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