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Sometimes in April (TV Movie 2005) Poster

(2005 TV Movie)

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Jeanne: It's happening, isn't it?

[Looks silently at an equally silent Augustin before angrily returning to preparing dinner]

Jeanne: I should never have listened to you! We should have left a long time ago for Kenya or for Senegal, I don't know, but...!

Augustin: I'm in the military. This is our home.

Jeanne: Yes, but tell me: how can I call this home when I'm living in constant fear, Augustin? I already lost most of my family in '92. There's only us now.

Augustin: I can't just get up and run! Abandon everything? What?

Jeanne: We should have brought Anne-Marie back sooner!

Augustin: She's safer in the countryside than in Kigali. Come on!

Jeanne: [Snaps in frustration] Come on, wake up!... Nobody is safe in this country! Have you seen the Hutu Ten Commandments?

[Shows Augustin a flier]

Jeanne: Somebody put it on my desk today at the hospital! They even underlined number seven: "The Rwandese Armed Forces shall be exclusively Hutu; no member of the military shall marry a Tutsi."

Augustin: [Tries to calm Jeanne] Jeanne...

Jeanne: Now I'm talking about our children's lives. If anything happens, they will let us all die.

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'Hutsi' Journalist: These rebels, are they Tutu or Hutsi?

Prudence Bushnell: [Frustrated at his ignorance] Hutu and Tutsi!

'Hutsi' Journalist: Which ones are the good guys?

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Valentine: I knew that he was a leader of the municipality. I felt that he could have protected us, but he did nothing.

Judge Arusha: Did this man ever participate in the rapes?

Valentine: I never saw him rape anybody... but he didn't protect us. He would tell the Interahamwe: Don't ever ask me again how a Tutsi woman tastes! He was encouraging his players.

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Martine: [after she places flowers in the room where she and Victorine survived the massacre] ... And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil, For Thine is the kingdom, The power and the glory, Forever and ever. Amen.

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Judge Arusha: 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. When a man leads assassins, he is also an assassin.

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Priest: We cannot harbor rebels. We must hand them over.

Martine: [Shocked at this proposal] Father, these are not rebels! These are girls, girls that you've promised to raise as your own daughters! And now you would turn them out?

Priest: What can I do, my child? We cannot protect all of them! I do not have the power to change the situation!

[Martin begins to leave, then turns to him again]

Priest: We must pray.

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Martine: [Desperately trying to dispel any trouble] Please, think of them as your own daughters.

RAF Soldier #1: [Hits Martine in the stomach with the tail of his gun, she doubles over on the floor] My daughter is not a cockroach!

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Marcus: [Referring to RTLM] Mom, why do they call us cockroaches?

Jeanne: [Hesitates] Because they don't know any better, sweetheart.

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Marcus: So when I grow up, my I.D. card will say "Hutu"?

Augustin: Yes. But one day, I hope that it will just say "Rwandan".

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Lionel Quaid: Prudence, our mission was not to intervene while the system functioned perfectly. A few years down the road, the President will ask for forgiveness and make the promise of "never again", but in terms of national interest we did everything right.

Prudence Bushnell: We were loyal to a policy that allowed hundreds of thousands of people to be killed! As far as moral imperative, we did not do the right thing.

Lionel Quaid: We're bureaucrats, not the political leadership.

Prudence Bushnell: Is it because they're African?

Lionel Quaid: Don't do that, Pru. It was Rwandans killing Rwandans.

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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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Augustin: Yes, is April again... Every year in April the raining season starts. And every year, every day in April... The haunting emptiness descends over our hearts. Every year in April, i remember how quickly life ends. Every year, i remember how lucky i should feel to be alive. Every year in April... I remember.

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Old Man: [to Augustin as he departs to find Anne-Marie] Some things are better left alone.

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