Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

Don Cheadle
Director: Terry George Cast: Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
, Sophie Okonedo
Sophie Okonedo
, Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
Terry George

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Terry George's drama Hotel Rwanda turned horrific real-life events into inspiring drama, and helped bring public attention to a news story that was ignored by much of the world. The extras on the DVD release of the film balance a behind-the-scenes look at the production with the desire to include more historical context. Director Terry George, composer Wyclef Jean, lead actor Don Cheadle, and Paul Rusesabagina (the real-life person Cheadle portrayed) all provide commentary at different points throughout the movie. The "Return to Rwanda" featurette follows Rusesabagina as he visits the sites depicted in the film for the first time since he fled the country. The film is presented in a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. This is a disc that will appeal to the film's fans, as well as to those with an interest in the historical events at the heart of the movie.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2005
UPC: 0027616925121
Original Release: 2004
Rating: PG-13
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 2:02:00
Sales rank: 15,643

Special Features

Closed Caption; "A Message for Peace: Making Hotel Rwanda" documentary; "Return to Rwanda" documentary; Selected scenes commentary by Don Cheadle; Audio commentary by director Terry George and the real-life subject of the film, Paul Rusesabagina, with select commentary by musician Wyclef Jean

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Cheadle Paul Rusesabagina
Sophie Okonedo Tatiana Rusesabagina
Joaquin Phoenix Jack
Nick Nolte Colonel Oliver
Jean Reno Actor
Leleti Khumalo Actor
Desmond Dube Actor
Mothusi Magano Actor

Technical Credits
Terry George Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Afro Celt Sound System Score Composer
Sam Bhembe Executive Producer
Johnny Breedt Production Designer
Tony Burrough Production Designer
Ruy Filipe Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Fraisse Cinematographer
Naomi Geraghty Editor
Andrea Guerra Score Composer
A. Kitman Ho Producer
Martin F. Katz Executive Producer
John Midgley Sound/Sound Designer
Luigi Musini Co-producer
Keir Pearson Screenwriter
Bridget Pickering Co-producer
Duncan Reid Executive Producer
Rupert Gregson-Williams Score Composer
Paul Rusesabagina Consultant/advisor
Hal Sadoff Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Hutu Power!/Main Title [5:58]
2. A Little Something Special [2:05]
3. Soldiers in the Street [4:25]
4. What Makes a Tutsi? [2:56]
5. A Plea to Leave [6:33]
6. "Cut the Tall Trees Now" [4:46]
7. Money for Cockroaches [3:59]
8. Guests at the Mille Collines [6:52]
9. Peacekeepers, Not Makers [3:45]
10. "A Massacre" on TV [4:35]
11. Targeting Tutsi Children [2:14]
12. "We Think You're Dirt" [8:44]
13. Buying Time, Nothing Else [7:34]
14. Forever Four Stars [5:51]
15. Halfway There Already [4:01]
16. On the Road of Death [4:46]
17. A Bribe and a Promise [4:32]
18. Exit Visas for Some [5:10]
19. Radio Ambush [6:15]
20. Protected No More [3:27]
21. Designated War Criminal [7:42]
22. Going Someplace Safe [4:38]
23. Where Are the Children? [4:07]
24. Epilogue/End Credits [6:41]

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