Hotel Rwanda Poster

Release Date: December 22nd, 2004

DVD Release Date: April 12th, 2005

PG-13|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), a Hutu, manages the Hôtel des Mille Collines and lives a happy life with his Tutsi wife (Sophie Okonedo) and their three children. But when Hutu military forces initiate a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Tutsi minority, Paul is compelled to allow refugees to take shelter in his hotel. As the U.N. pulls out, Paul must struggle alone to protect the Tutsi refugees in the face of the escalating violence later known as the Rwandan genocide.

Cast: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Nick Nolte, Desmond Dube, David O'Hara, Fana Mokoena, Mothusi Magano

Director: Terry George

Genres: Drama

Production Co: United Artists

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Suspenseful, Wife, Sacrifice, 1990s, Escape, Marriage, Moving

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Awards

Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)