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Sometimes in April

Sometimes in April (2005)


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Release Date: Mar 19, 2005 Limited



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When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in the African nation of Rwanda in April of 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history. Over the course of the next 100 days, brother would turn against brother, tearing families apart and resulting in the death of almost 800,000 people. Based on actual events that occurred during the uprising, Raoul Peck's affecting war drama tells the tale of two such brothers, whose


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Raoul Peck

May 10, 2005

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Opts for a broader canvas [than Hotel Rwanda] both in time and space, exchanging a strong dramatic center for increased depth of detail and insight.

February 11, 2006 Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide
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a powerful and effective piece of filmmaking. Full of sadness and a fair amount of anger [yet] not vitriolic.

March 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Sometimes in April

I saw this heartbreaking tearjerker with Mathew. It's all about the devastating massacre in Rwanda in 1994. The saddest part in the whole film was when the girls at the Catholic school thought they were safe but then the Hutus came and cornered them in a room. "Separate yourselves into Hutu and Tutsi," they demanded. Then one of the girls spoke up and said, "We are sisters. We will stay together." So the Hutus opened fire and slaughtered them ALL. I think this drama is an important film so that we never let this kind of massacre happen again. The film was very emotional and had well put together scenic design. It lacked in the storyline in that I was a bit confused as it went back and forth between 2004 and 1994. The ending was a little confusing as well about what happened to Augustin's wife. I had closure at the end, but I was still confused a little bit about how she ended up where she was. This movie is similar to "Hotel Rwanda" but I think I might like "Sometimes in April" a bit better.
May 15, 2009

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Amazing movie!
June 30, 2009
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