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Sometimes in April (2005)

TV Movie  |  TV-MA  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Augustin
Carole Karemera ...
Jeanne
Pamela Nomvete ...
Martine
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Honoré
Fraser James ...
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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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 classroom, 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: I'll go, mistress.
Anne-Marie: 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: We're staying together!
Martine: Do you understand the choices that you're making? Do you understand?
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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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