Ngabo is a teenaged boy named after the ancient Rwandan warrior Munyurangabo. He steals a machete in Kigali and sets out for the countryside with his friend Sangwa. Sangwa, as it happens, is Hutu. And long years after the genocide, this fact begins to open up differences between the two friends. Chung masterfully draws his audience into this private conflict. This is a closely observed drama, led by two young men – real-life market porters in Kigali – who are acting on screen for the first time with breathtaking naturalism. But a darker undercurrent simmers beneath the growing tension between Ngabo and Sangwa. There can be no innocent machete in Rwanda. Ngabo has stolen the weapon to return to his own village and take revenge on those who killed his family. —Cameron Bailey
Interesting and suspenseful film about two rwandans (grown survivors of the genocide) one Huti and one Tutsi best friends on a shared journey. Once at the one man's parents' home old feelings and blames emerge testing the friendship. A strong debut until "the poet" appears enouciating everything we as the audience should already realize watching the film. Ending somewhat predictable after poet's enouciation.
Set in modern day Rwanda, two friends find their relationship tested when they steal a machete and set out with a plan to kill the man who killed one of their fathers. Beautifully shot and brilliantly composed, "Munyurangabo" is a raw, compelling look at life in a country still reeling from national tragedy and heartache.
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