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Sometimes in April (2005)

Sometimes in April (2005)





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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 differing loyalties found them on opposing sides of the conflict, and whose lives would never be the same following this tragic turn of events.

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Idris Elba
as Augustin Muganza
Debra Winger
as Prudence Bushnell
Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga
as Col. Bagosora
Michelle Rugema
as Anne-Marie
Noah Emmerich
as Lionel Quaid
Arthur Yuhi Abia
as Yves Andre
Andrew Benon
as Father Munanira
Gloria Bugwiza
as Woman Refugee #2
Kaya Kagimumukasa
as Agathe Uwilingiyimana
Chantal Karuunyi
as Woman Refugee #3
Hubert Kounde
as Father Salomon
Juliana Muganza
as Anne-Marie's Friend #1
Maureen Mutesi
as Anne-Marie's Friend #2
Tega Mutimura
as Anne-Marie's Friend #3
Ramadhan Nzikenera
as Officer Bagosora
André Ryumugabe
as Killing Farmer
Bill Clinton
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Sometimes in April

All Critics (2)

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

Wow for a made for tv film it delivers! A very disturbing yet powerful film that humanizes and explains not only how rwanda genocide happened but how genocide can happen anywhere. A good overview of what happened in Rwanda and how quickly the violence eScalated. Actors were great esp lead. Takes a look at all the contributing actors who fuel the flames yet refuse to take responsibility when the house burns down (colonization, countries who sell arms, military men looking for power, propoganda and hate media). A lot of hypocrites and people turning a blind eye and apathy leaving victims helpless. Bill clinton and his admin, as well as the united nations couldve done a lot more to help. The sad part is i think this will happen again as history repeats itself, esp when lessons arent learned and no real justice occurs-only happened about 20 years ago! A haunting tale of humanity's cruelness.

Kim Bangert
Kim Bangert

(****): [img][/img] A powerful, unforgettable film.


Amazing movie!

Leo L
Leo L

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