Based on the Rwandan genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. The film profiles Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager that housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees despite the danger to himself and his family.
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It's a well made film but ultimately Hollywood whitewash and phony uplift. What really happened in Rwanda was far darker, complex, horrific, and tragic than what this film even slightly hints at. Cheadle was awesome tho
A vital piece of cinema that bridges the gap between desensitised Westerners and the true plight facing many in Rwanda. While it may not convey the actual severity of the genocide, this is deeply important cinema, and Cheadle does not disappoint in his role as Rusesabagina. Tragic and harrowing.
A movie that's relevant and eye-opening to the horrors parts of Africa still face to this day and are turned a blind eye to. Tear-jerking performance by Don Cheadle; probably the best of his career. Accompanied by a great soundtrack and cinematography.