About

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.

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Directed by

Terry George

Written by

Keir Pearson (Screenplay)
Terry George (Screenplay)

Runtime

121 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, South Africa, Rwanda

Language

English

Tagline

When the world closed its eyes, he opened his arms.

Cast

Keywords

murder violence death united nations rwanda refugee dead body cruelty slaughter african militia refugee camp atrocity rwandan genocide

Photos

Lists

#193 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#459 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Don Cheadle

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Sophie Okonedo

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Terry George Keir Pearson