PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
Nick Nolte's character (Col. Oliver) is modeled in part on Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, the Canadian commanding officer of the UN Peacekeeping mission in that country who attempted to interfere with the Rwandan Genocide despite his superiors' indifference to the atrocity. ... ...
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 ...
During the opening scene in the film, a sign for MTN Mobile can be seen. MTN, a South African communications company, became the main mobile provider in Rwanda in a later year.
Apart from the movie's name, nothing else is shown in the opening titles.
$100,091 (USA) (26 December 2004)
$23,472,900 (USA) (17 April 2005)
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