Hotel Rwanda

July 17th, 2005

A terrible story, unfortunately it's historical and not of great distance. Set in 1994, Paul Rusesabagina works as a hotel manager at the Belgian four star "Les Milles Collines" hotel in Kigali. As the atrocities start with the uprising of the Hutu militia, Paul expects a Western invervention which never comes, he manages to save over a thousand refugees in the hotel before they are evacuated by the UN into Tanzania.

A very vivid story of human hatred and brutality, it is a greatly touching movie with a phenomenal performance by Don Cheadle. Don actually said that the producers wanted Will Smith for the lead, I can't imagine how that would have worked.


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3 Responses to "Hotel Rwanda"

  1. Erik says:

    Yeah Will Smith doesn't sound like the right type for the genre

  2. numerodix says:

    For starters, I don't see him replicating that accent. It would look pretty weird mind you, if he did.

    Btw the real Paul Rusesabagina actually served as a consultant to this movie, his family got a visa to Belgium.

  3. Erik says:

    That's good. Shows the producer was actually interested in producing something strongly reliant on reality, rather than summat that draws a crowd like most hollywood producers would make