PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, houses over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda, Africa.
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 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.
Apart from the movie's name, nothing else is shown in the opening titles.
English, French, Kinyarwanda
$100,091 26 December 2004