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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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Cast

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Augustin
Carole Karemera ...
Jeanne
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Martine
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Honoré
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Xavier
Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga ...
Colonel Bagosora
Cleophas Kabasita ...
Valentine (as Cléophas Kabasiita)
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Lionel Quaid
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Prudence Bushnell
Peninah Abatoni ...
Woman Refugee #1
Ashani Alles ...
Prosecutor
Hope Azeda ...
Brigitte
Théogène Barasa ...
RAF Soldier #1
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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Based on the actual 1994 Rwanda genocide See more »

Goofs

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: [Hiding with her students in a dormitory, everyone is panicking and distraught] Girls, they're going to ask you for your identification cards. They want all Tutsis to come out...! They want to separate us...! I can't do this...!
[Gazes tearfully at the girls assembled around her]
Isa: [Breaking the long silence] I'll go, mistress.
Anne-Marie: [Trembling] If Isa goes, I'll go!
Anne-Marie's Friend #1: I'll go.
Anne-Marie's Friend #2: I'll go.
Anne-Marie's Friend #3: I'll go.
Anne-Marie: We're sisters! We're staying together!
Victorine: [In Kindyarwanda] We're staying together!
IsaAnne-MarieAnne-Marie's Friend #1Anne-Marie's Friend #2Anne-Marie's Friend #3Victorine: [...]
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Connections

Features The Great Dictator (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Sangela
Written by Belobi Nge Ekerne
Performed by Zaiko
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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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