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.
Cuba Gooding Jr. declined a leading role.
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 ...
Someone said early in the film that the Hutu-Tutsi distinction was introduced by Belgian colonizers. In fact, the distinction had existed beforehand (e.g. King Kigeli IV of Rwanda was a Tutsi), but the divide had been less marked before Belgian rule.
Part of the profits from this film shall go to The Rwandese Survivors Fund.
$100,091 (USA) (26 December 2004)
$23,472,900 (USA) (17 April 2005)
Dive deep into everything Golden Globes, streaming, Star Wars, and more.