Shake Hands With the Devil Poster

Release Date: October 29th, 2010

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2008

R|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire (Roy Dupuis) witnesses atrocities while leading a U.N. peacekeeping mission to Rwanda.

Cast: Roy Dupuis, Deborah Kara Unger, Owen Lebakeng Sejake, James Gallanders, Odile Katesi Gakire, Michel Mongeau, John Sibi-Okumu, Robert Lalonde

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Regent Releasing

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Back in Canada, Dallaire tells a psychiatrist that he remembers Rwanda in flashbacks that are "not like memories at all." Shake Hands with the Devil captures something of that sensation; it's a depiction of events that are too painful to remember, too essential to forget. show more

  • Compelling documentary. show more

  • Spottiswoode relays this tragic story with respect and sadness. But Michael Donovan's script is stuffed with clichés, and Dupuis is unable to convey the depth of Dallaire's emotions. show more

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