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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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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 »

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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

Judge Arusha: [after Valentine finishes her testimony] May I ask, why did you make what must have been a difficult decision to come to Arusha to testify in this tribunal?
Valentine: I saw that this man did and I felt responsible to testify about this man's betrayal of the people who I entrusted to him.
[Looking at defendant]
Valentine: When a man leads assassins, he is also an assassin.
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Featured in Making 'Sometimes in April' (2005) See more »

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I'm A Man
Performed by The Pyramids
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Powerful film, more realistic than Hotel Rwanda!
24 February 2005 | by (CA, United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the Berlin film festival and I think it shoulda won (it got a standing ovation). This film really isn't as pleasant and slick as Hotel Rwanda with its heroic Schilder's List kinda character, but it makes you aware of the whole picture. i actually think they compliment each other well, since this is the more realistic version. I didn't know much about the Rwandan genocide that happened just recently in 1994, where they almost killed a million people, and felt ashamed for the way the Western world, mainly the US and Europeans, looked away, which is the point of the movie. The complicated flashback structure can be a bit confusing, but the film really makes a strong point and shows the creepy way how things get out of hand very quickly. It's heartbreaking and hard to watch sometimes, but it's a powerful and most of all very realistic movie (I read they shot it in Rwanda on location, while Hotel was shot in South Africa).


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