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Sometimes in April (2005)

TV-MA | | Drama, History, War | TV Movie 19 March 2005
Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

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Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

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Based on the actual 1994 Rwanda genocide See more »

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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

Martine: [after she places flowers in the room where she and Victorine survived the massacre] ... And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil, For Thine is the kingdom, The power and the glory, Forever and ever. Amen.
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Sikutaki Tena
Written by Dataz
Performed by Dataz and Soggy Doggy Hunter
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Forget "Hotel Rwanda"
20 May 2005 | by (Switzerland) – See 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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