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Hotel Rwanda [Blu-ray] (2004)

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  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby TrueHD), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • DVD Release Date: April 14, 2011
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (580 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004LOYY1W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,743 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Don Cheadle gives an Oscarr Nominated performance in this "profoundly affecting" (Houston Chronicle) true story of one man's brave stance against savagery during the 1994 Rwandan conflict. Nominated for an additional two Oscarsr for Best Supporting Actress (Sophie Okonedo) and Best Original Screenplay, Hotel Rwanda is "the kind of film that can change the world" (Joel Siegel, Good Morning America). As his country descends into madness, hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina (Cheadle) sets out to save his family. But when he sees that the world will not intervene in the massacre of minority Tutsis, he finds the courage to open his hotel to over 1,200 refugees - with only his wits and words to help keep them alive another hour... another day.

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176 of 188 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
In 1994 when Rwanda descended into the bloody madness of genocide Paul Ruseasabagina (Don Cheadle) was reasonably secure in his process. He belonged to the Hutu majority that was slaughtering the minority with machetes and he was the manger of the five-star Hotel Milles Collines in Kigali. But his wife, Tatiana (Sophie Okonedo), is Tutsi and the Tutsi are not only being called "cockroaches" on the nonstop incendiary radio broadcasts they are being exterminated like them. Not only are his wife and children in danger, so is the rest of his family and so are the guests in his hotel. It is up to Ruseasabagina to do something about this madness simply because there is nobody else to do the job (it would be easier to call the character Paul, but given the story it seems important to focus on the fact he was an African).

"Hotel Rwanda" is a true story, and even though we know going in that Ruseasabagina is going to save over a thousand refugees this is still a harrowing story. For the most part the genocide happens outside the walls of the hotel, but there are enough scenes and stories of what is happening to make it clear that the people huddled in the hotel are in mortal danger. What is probably the most unforgettable moment comes while a van is being driven through the fog and appears to have gone off the road (the DVD extras also contain scenes of the unforgettable way the Tutsi have memorialized the victims of the slaughter at one location).
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169 of 192 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and Moving January 11, 2005
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This is a movie that is unforgettable in it's accurate portrayal of human brutality. It is an ugly indictment of the West's refusal to intervene in a crisis that allowed unspeakable slaughter to occur. The film is incredibly well written, well acted and the scenes are frighteningly realistic. Don Cheadle is superb as the heroic hotel manager who more than rises to the occassion using his wits to keep his family and hundreds of others safe in the midst of chaos. He surely deserves great recognition for this role.

Rwanda is a lesson in how Governments and the media can selectively focus on problem areas in the world and also can selectively ignore others. For example most Americans now know differences between shiites and sunnis and kurds but how many know the differences between tsuties and hutus ? That fact that the hatred portrayed in this film is so irrational combined with the look the other way attitude of much of the west contibutes to an astoundingly shameful episode of recent history. The film does much to illuminate and educate.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too powerful to be described by mere words May 23, 2005
Format:DVD
"The Kite Runner" may be the best book I have read in recent history, and without a doubt, "Hotel Rwanda" wins the corresponding prize for movies. Unable to believe the senseless violence and slaughter of innocents, my eyes opened wider and wider as the movie progressed, until at some point, the tears could not be held back any longer.

Don Cheadle aces a career making role as Paul Rusesabagina, the quiet, understated hotel manager of a five star hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, who breaks every rule in the management book to protect not only the hotel guests, but refugees from both sides of the genocide that rocked Rwanda in 1994, while the rest of the world looked the other way.

A Hutu by birth and passport stamp, Paul is married to a Tutsi woman (Sophie Okonedo, whose voice changes drastically in octave as the role demands), and by this distinction, his children are also Tutsi, and therefore branded as cockroaches to be exterminated.

Because of his position and well-placed contacts, Rusesabagina is able to cling tenuously to his little safe house, putting up a brave front for the 1200 people he is sheltering from the Hutu tribal forces. When he finds out that the UN peacekeepers cannot help them, and that the rest of the world doesn't want to know about African problems, he resorts to the local language, securing protection by whatever means necessary from the authorities, led by General Bizimungu, who has a weakness for Scottish water of life, foreign currency and self preservation. Being only human, and in a crisis situation, he makes crucial errors in judgment, but by his conviction he manages to hold it all together for as long as necessary.

There are too many powerful scenes to describe, and you have to watch the movie to fully appreciate the horror.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MEET A REAL HERO April 8, 2005
Format:DVD
Every now and then a movie comes along whose subject matter is so important that the art of the film is almost irrelevant.

The universally praised HOTEL RWANDA (MGM) is ordinary filmmaking about an extraordinary man. Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle) is the manager of an elite hotel who exhibits the highest, most noble of human traits when he bravely takes a stand against the barbaric, bloody savagery during the 1994 Hutu massacre of the Tutsi minority. Almost all the Tutsis were eventually slaughtered (by machete).

When his country descends into chaos, Rusesabagina first wants to save his family, assuming the world will intervene. When that doesn't happen, he opens his hotel to over a thousand refugees. When a crazed militia storms the gates of the Hotel compound, the stakes are substantially raised for his, his family's and "guests" safety.

Cheadle is magnificent as the clever, calm, quick thinking, heroic but never larger-than-life Rusesabagina. Sophie Okoneda and Nick Nolte co-star in this unforgettable film. Don't miss this rare true story about an honorable man trapped in a living nightmare of raging humanity at its most abhorrent, brutal, irrational and bestial level.

If you are reluctant to see this excellent film, fearing graphic depiction of the bloody events, fear not; almost all of it is off screen. Superior extras include "Return to Rwanda" and a commentary with the real life Paul Rusesabagina
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent
Published 4 days ago by richard lombardo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great for teaching genocide.
Published 5 days ago by Rhonda Tyler
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie. Very informative
Great movie. Very informative.
Published 9 days ago by Gladys Wait
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Sobering review and dramatization of barbaric African warlords and their victims.
Published 12 days ago by Dr. Gary E. Farwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie
Love this movie. An incredible story of how people can learn to hate one another and be led and molded by talk radio to a point of murdering each other. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars How genocide and Corruption are the worst enemies of society...
Must see.....How genocide and Corruption are the worst enemies of society especially for Africans....learn from this realistic movie and protect the world not happening again ever.
Published 15 days ago by Tessema Seyoum
5.0 out of 5 stars Great casting and plot.
Excellent acting by don Cheadle. Great plot....great casting.
Published 18 days ago by Russ and Micki
5.0 out of 5 stars mps
Excellent excellent excellent. .I CRIED CRIED. .JUST EMOTIONAL. .GREAT MOVIE GREAT ACTORS AND ACTRESSES. .ESPECIALLY DON CHEADLE...WOW!!!!
Published 19 days ago by Marcia P. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wonderful, sad, and redemptive
Published 21 days ago by edgewaterchick
5.0 out of 5 stars with excellent acting.
This is a very powerful, moving film, with excellent acting.
Published 23 days ago by Kerry M. Hodnett
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