Sometimes in April (2005)

Sometimes in April





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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 … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Raoul Peck
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 10, 2005
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as Augustin Muganza

as Prudence Bushnell

as Col. Bagosora

as Anne-Marie

as Lionel Quaid

as Yves Andre

as Father Munanira

as Woman Refugee #2

as Agathe Uwilingiyiman...

as Woman Refugee #3

as Father Salomon

as Anne-Marie's Friend ...

as Anne-Marie's Friend ...

as Anne-Marie's Friend ...

as Officer Bagosora

as Killing Farmer

as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Sometimes in April

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 10, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 11, 2006
Decent Films Guide

a powerful and effective piece of filmmaking. Full of sadness and a fair amount of anger [yet] not vitriolic.

Full Review… | March 15, 2005
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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.

Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

Amazing movie!

Leo L

Super Reviewer


A heart shattering look into the Rwanda Genocide. If I had not watched this in my Sociology class, I would have been crying the whole way through.

Mariel Hamer

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