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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 »

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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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Features The Great Dictator (1940) See more »

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NBC Nightly News Theme Music
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Incredibly powerful and breathtaking
19 March 2005 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

This is not an easy movie to watch, but I urge everyone to see it. I was a struggle not to cry; so I held my breath each time because I knew the minute I started crying, I would not be able to watch the entire movie.

The movie not only points out the evil people can inflict on each other, it also depicts how silence and avarice can lead to a horrific end.

When people discuss genocide, they go back to Hitler, Pol Pot, etc - this movie goes to show that we still do not care enough about our fellow humans to take care of them and protect them.

There are several ironies in this movie - one of which was the Olympic games. People worldwide were tuned into the Olympics and keeping tabs of the events at the same time others were being butchered.

In 100 days, almost a million people were murdered. It's unimaginable how a tragedy on this scale remains unknown - even scarier is this is proof that it can and possibly will happen again.


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