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

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Awards

Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture