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Sometimes in April (2005)

TV-MA | | Drama, History, War | TV Movie 19 March 2005
When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in Rwanda in April 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history which resulted in the deaths of almost 800,000 people.

Director:

Raoul Peck

Writer:

Raoul Peck
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Idris Elba ... Augustin
Carole Karemera Carole Karemera ... Jeanne
Pamela Nomvete ... Martine
Oris Erhuero ... Honoré
Fraser James ... Xavier
Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga ... Colonel Bagosora
Cleophas Kabasita Cleophas Kabasita ... Valentine (as Cléophas Kabasiita)
Noah Emmerich ... Lionel Quaid
Debra Winger ... Prudence Bushnell
Peninah Abatoni Peninah Abatoni ... Woman Refugee #1
Ashani Alles Ashani Alles ... Prosecutor
Hope Azeda Hope Azeda ... Brigitte
Théogène Barasa Théogène Barasa ... RAF Soldier #1
Dan Barlow Dan Barlow ... Belgian UN Soldier
Johannes Bausch Johannes Bausch ... UN Officer #1
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When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in Rwanda in April 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history which resulted in the deaths of almost 800,000 people.

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Drama | History | War

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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

France | Rwanda | USA

Language:

English | Kinyarwanda

Release Date:

19 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abril Sangrento See more »

Filming Locations:

Kigali, Rwanda See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the actual 1994 Rwanda genocide See more »

Goofs

Depictions of U.S. military personnel are highly inaccurate, including the Marine officer wearing Army combat badges (and in the wrong location), as well as a Navy officer in a full beard and mustache. See more »

Quotes

Victorine: [Martine regains consciousness with Victorine after the massacre in the dormitory. Victorine, sobbing in Kinyarwanda, tries desperately to awaken Anne-Marie] Anne-Marie, wake up! They're gone, it's over. Anne-Marie, wake up, we have to leave! Wake up! Marie...!
[sobbing]
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Connections

Features NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Sangela
Written by Belobi Nge Ekerne
Performed by Zaiko
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Forget "Hotel Rwanda"
20 May 2005 | by megawimpSee all my reviews

If you really want to find out a bit more about the genocide in Rwanda of 1994, this is THE movie to go! It's a wonderful, yet uncompromisingly sad and bitter movie. Whereas "Hotel Rwanda" was more like Schindlers List in Africa, more focusing on a Hollywood-like hero & love story, "Sometimes in April" leads you right into the very depths of hell. The characters are well pointed out, the acting is always impressive and the film-making is very subtle and pleasantly calm. the only thing really which I could complain about to a certain degree was the sometimes a bit too prominently set musical soundtrack. Still - this movie is unforgettable; for one simply because of its honest attempt to tell the story of what happened in Rwanda, when the world literally turned its head - and on the other hand I feel the deepest respect for the team involved in making this for their seriousness and adequacy. A very daring and important movie!


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