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.
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 ...
When Colonel Oliver talks about the beginning of the negotiations, a photographer is seen in the front row shooting the speaker with a reflex lens. This kind of lens can not focus down to less than 3 meters as seen in the film and would be useless anyway because of an excessive magnification.
The producers wish to thank the people of Alexandra and Thembisa, Johannesburg, S.A.
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