Friday, February 18, 2005

Sometimes in April

US/RW (c) 2004 Home Box Office. D+SC: Raoul Peck. DP: Eric Guichard. LOC: Rwanda, Paris, Washington. Starring Edris Elba (Augustin Muganza), Debra Winger (Secretary Bushnell), Pamela Nomvete (Martine), Carole Karemera (Jeanne). In Kinyarwanda and English. 139 min. Digital post look. A HBO release, German subtitles by Thomas Schröter. In the presence of Raoul Peck, Jacques Comets (ED), Bruno Coulais (M) and the actors Idris Elba and Carole Karemera. Viewed at Berlinale-Palast, Berlin Film Festival (Competition) 17 Feb 2005. The Rwanda 1994 genocide as seen from the viewpoint of a Hutu soldier married to a Tutsi woman. The story has similarities with Hotel Rwanda. There was a standing ovation after the film. ***

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