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Friday, May 9, 2008

Weekly Movie Recommendations : 3rd May 2008 - 9th May 2008

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Genre -
Drama, Thriller, War

Cast - Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Nick Nolte

Whats It About - A true story of a man who fought impossible odds to save everyone he could and created a place where hope survived.

Why To Watch It - Don Cheadle gives a riveting performance as Paul Rusesabagina, the manager of a European-owned hotel in Rwanda, who created a secret refugee camp for the Tutsi people during the brutal genocide committed against them by the Hutu people in 1994. His efforts helped to save 1200 lives out of close to a million who were killed.

It is the delicate treatment that director Terry George gives the insane, helpless situation depicted in HOTEL RWANDA which makes the film so penetrating. While the violence and gore of the genocide play a disturbing part in the film, the focus lies on the heroism of its protagonist and the strength with which he navigates under seemingly impossible odds.

Don Cheadle gives another fantastic performance by playing the character of Paul Rusesabagina so effortlessly. Simply brilliant !

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