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Sometimes in April (2005)

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

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Honoré
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Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga ...
Colonel Bagosora
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Valentine (as Cléophas Kabasiita)
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Lionel Quaid
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Peninah Abatoni ...
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Ashani Alles ...
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Brigitte
Théogène Barasa ...
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Dan Barlow ...
Belgian UN Soldier
Johannes Bausch ...
UN Officer #1
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Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

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very touching, insightful movie
24 April 2005 | by (Trinidad and Tobago) – See all my reviews

I have just seen the movie, and for a young person, I was genuinely touched by the substance of this movie. 11 years ago, at the age of the 10, these acts of genocide completely washed over me, and I, like many others just summed it up to yet another tragedy, but I never put it upon myself to learn the history of why this genocide happened. Why there was such conflict in this nation. Seeing this movie, however, has opened my eyes a lot, compelling me to find out more about the history of this nation and the reason behind such hateful violence. This movie did not attempt to gloss over the details, to sell a story. It tried to encapsulate the essence of that time, and the ramifications it had on survivors years later. In 2:30 hours, I feel as if the director and the actors themselves, did a superb job in basically summarizing the events of this tragedy, enough for a person to get a gist of why it happened. Only with a knowledge of history and research would one really know the whole story, but all in all, I found it to be a very poignant movie.


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