• Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Hotel Rwanda

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    An extraordinary and effective film. show more

  • 90
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Cheadle impressively carries the entire picture, delivering the kind of note-perfect performance that's absolutely deserving of Oscar consideration. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Deep movie emotions for me usually come not when the characters are sad, but when they are good. You will see what I mean. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)