PG-13 | | Drama, History, War
Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
Director Terry George had Don Cheadle in mind for the lead part from the beginning of his involvement. During pre-production, potential investors and interested studios wanted Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, Mekhi Phifer and even Will Smith because of their suggested bigger drawing capacity at the box office. But due to ... ...
When people ask me, good listeners, why do I hate all the Tutsi, I say, "Read our history." The Tutsi were collaborators for the Belgian colonists, they stole our Hutu land, they whipped us. Now they have come back, these Tutsi rebels. They are ...
English was not at that time an official language in Rwanda, but the signs at the hotel are in English first with French below. Also, advertisements and shop names in English can be seen.
Part of the profits from this film shall go to The Rwandese Survivors Fund.
$100,091 (USA) (24 December 2004)
$23,472,900 (USA) (15 April 2005)
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