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.
The screenwriter spent one year writing the first draft of the script. During the process, he called the Rwandan embassy in DC. The woman who picked up the phone was a survivor who stayed at the Milles Collines Hotel.
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 ...
When Paul Rusesabagina is first seen getting supplies for his hotel, at one point we see him with his arm brought up to his head, but when the camera angle switches, his arm is down. And then the angle switches again, and his arm is up again.
The producers wish to thank the people of Alexandra and Thembisa, Johannesburg, S.A.
$100,091 (USA) (24 December 2004)
$23,472,900 (USA) (15 April 2005)
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