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Hotel Rwanda


11 Sep 2004

2 hr 1 min

Drama, History, War

When the world closed its eyes, he opened his arms.
Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.


Status: Released
Countries: Canada, United Kingdom, USA, Italy
Languages: English, French
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 42 nominations.
Budget: $18M


Terry George


A. Kitman Ho (Producer)
Izidore Codron (Producer)
Nicholas Meyer (Producer)


(Author · Screenplay)
(Author · Screenplay)


Don Cheadle (as Paul Rusesabagina)
Nick Nolte (as Colonel Oliver)
Sophie Okonedo (as Tatiana Rusesabagina)
Joaquin Phoenix (as Jack Daglish)
Jean Reno (as Sabena Airlines President, Mr. Tillens)
Ofentse Modiselle (as Roger Rusesabagina)
Mathabo Pieterson (as Diane Rusesabagina)
Desmond Dube (as Dube)
Hakeem Kae-Kazim (as George Rutaganda)
Tony Kgoroge (as Gregoire)
Fana Mokoena (as General Bizimungu)
Lebo Mashile (as Odette)
Antonio David Lyons (as Thomas Mirama)
Leleti Khumalo (as Fedens)
Neil McCarthy (as Jean Jacques)



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