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A Message for Peace: Making 'Hotel Rwanda' (2005)

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Don Cheadle ... Himself
Terry George ... Himself
Keir Pearson Keir Pearson ... Himself
Paul Rusesabagina Paul Rusesabagina ... Himself
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12 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Essential viewing for anyone who believes 'it couldn't happen here' - wherever 'here' is...
23 April 2007 | by cinnamonbrandySee all my reviews

If this film has a fault, it's that it doesn't spend long enough establishing 'Rwanda - not that different from Mytown, United States of RightHere'.

But then, it could spend twice as long and not succeed, or half as long and succeed - it's one of those things that's more dependant on the baggage you bring along, than on the skills of the film-makers.

Almost, I wanted the main characters to be played by Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte - almost, I said! - because it would have made better propaganda, then, even though it probably would have been not nearly as good a film.

I'm not saying it doesn't deserve to succeed as a film, either - just that it seems such necessary propaganda for the times we live in.

Someone else has written 'The country was in turmoil and the words never again never implied towards Africans or others unworthy of such saving.' I would like this person to go back to what they read and do the research again - please. I'm sure they don't intend to come across as a racist bigot, and I'm sure that's an unfair impression for me to take away.

But.

This is one of those films that I intend to keep and re-watch once in a while. My shelf of such films includes only 7, and before I watched this, there were only 6.

Helen


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