Edit
Sometimes in April (TV Movie 2005) Poster

(2005 TV Movie)

Quotes

Augustin: [Over the telephone] Anne-Marie, can you hear me?

Anne-Marie: Yes, how are you Papa?

Augustin: [Hesitant] I'm fine.

Anne-Marie: And Mama...?

Augustin: She's fine. She's next door with your brothers. fine.

Anne-Marie: I'm scared...!

[the sounds of gunfire and mayhem increase]

Anne-Marie: Didi has a gun.

Augustin: [Trying to reassure himself as well as Anne-Marie] It's all right. You're in a Catholic school; nobody can go in there.

Anne-Marie: Papa, I have to go

[the alarm bell begins ringing offscreen]

Anne-Marie: . The other girls are waiting for the phone.

Augustin: [Distressed] All right... you, you know I love you...!

Anne-Marie: [Tearfully] I love you too, Papa...! Bye...!

Augustin: Bye-bye...!

[Hangs up. Anne Marie and a friend hug in fright, a scream from outside calls the girls' attention to the pandemonium in the courtyard]

Augustin: .

Martine: [Enters the office in a hurry] Girls... calm down! I want you to go to your dormitories, quickly-! Quickly-!

Priest: [Entering the office as Martine shepherds the girls out] Martine, a word.

Martine: [Focused on her frightened students] I'm sorry Father, we have a school full of terrified girls.

Priest: Martine, 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!

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

Priest: We must pray.

3 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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".

2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

'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?

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Valentine: [Answering his question about the defendant] Yes. 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 the defendant ever personally 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 a coach encouraging his players. I heard him say, and these were his exact words, "Tomorrow they will be killed"...! The next day, on the street, an old woman told me that all the girls who had been with me had been killed. She told me I had to leave. I could barely carry my baby, but I left... I hid in a sorghum field.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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!

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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

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

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Prudence Bushnell: [Appalled at the outcome] Well, I guess that's it.

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: [Exasperated] 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: [Hesitates] Is it because they're Africans?

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

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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: [the girls begin chanting "We're staying together" as Martine tries to quiet them. A grenade explodes outside]

Martine: [Incredulous at what the girls are saying] Do you understand the choices that you're making?

[Desperate]

Martine: Do you understand?

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

RAF Sergeant #2: [after taking the Belgian UN soldiers hostage, the RAF army blows up the gate and storms the Prime Minister's compound] We know the Prime Minister is in here!

Agathe Uwilingiyimana: [Stoically steps out of the house, pushing her young son back toward a servant to keep him safe] Here I am.

RAF Sergeant #2: [She approaches cautiously] Come with us, Madame!

Agathe Uwilingiyimana: Take me to your commanding officer. But please, leave my children in peace!

RAF Soldier #3: That's bullshit!

[rushes over and shoots her in the head pointblank as her children scream for her]

RAF Soldier #3: .

Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Bushnell's Superior: [At Bushnell's office, immediately after the genocide begins] I'm telling you, we don't want another Mogadishu. We don't want our boys dragged naked in the streets. The public won't have it, the Pentagon won't have it, the president won't have it...!

Prudence Bushnell: [Urgent] Sir, we're only 48 hours into this and we already have reports of over 10,000 women and children already killed! And they're not just killing Tutsis, they're targeting moderate Hutus.

Bushnell's Superior: Prudence, what is our vital interest in Rwanda?

Prudence Bushnell: If there's a crisis, it could destabilize the entire region.

[to coworker]

Prudence Bushnell: May I...?

Bushnell's Superior: [Muttering] I appreciate the human tragedy.

Prudence Bushnell: [Pointing to a paragraph in a C.I.A. report] Here! If the killing in Rwanda starts, the best case scenario estimates 20,000 dead; the worst case scenario could exceed 500,000. That's the January 25th, 1994, C.I.A. report. That's just nine weeks ago, Sir.

Bushnell's Superior: [Annoyed] I don't want to talk about any C.I.A. report again.

Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Jeanne: [the night the killing begins. Augustin is preparing the car when Jeanne runs out] Augustin! I can't reach Anne-Marie on the phone!

Augustin: [Hesitates] Keep trying.

[There's desperate banging at the front gate]

Augustin: Who is there?

Xavier: Xavier!

Felicie: [Distraught as she and Xavier rush inside] Augustin, it's terrible! They're shooting everybody! There are dead people in the street!

Xavier: [Shaken] Félicie and I were picking up some food from Nando's restaurant when we heard the explosion! They are going house by house, pulling people out!

Jeanne: [Beginning to panic] Augustin, let's go!

Xavier: No! There are roadblocks all over!

Augustin: If we leave, we'll walk into the mouth of the lion.

Jeanne: [Irate] Well, where do you think we are now?

Felicie: [Sobbing] We cannot get trapped in Kigali!

[Sudden gunfire nearby startles them to the ground]

Augustin: Come on, go!

[They rush for the house]

Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Prudence Bushnell: [In the middle of a strained telephone conversation] No, you do not need a cease-fire to stop this hate-radio broadcast! Monsieur Bagasora, if you do not stop the killing there will be consequences.

Colonel Bagosora: Really? You will send the marines? We have no oil here, no dams, we have nothing you need in Rwanda; why would you come?

Prudence Bushnell: If you do not stop the killings, I promise you that you will be held personally responsible.

Colonel Bagosora: I will see what we can do.

[Slams the telephone receiver down in disdain]

Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Victorine: [Martine regains consciousness with Victorine after the massacre in the dormitory. Victorine, sobbing in Kinyarwanda, tries desperately to awaken Anne-Marie] Anne-Marie, wake up! They're gone, it's over. Anne-Marie, wake up, we have to leave! Wake up! Marie...!

[sobbing]

Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Valentine: [Testifying in the tribunal, as a secret witness] A soldier took my baby off my back and put him on the floor. He penetrated me... he kept me until he's had me a second time. Later, I do not remember exactly when, but the Interahamwes held us in another room. And they raped all the girls...

[grimacing at the memory]

Valentine: A young man threw himself on me. As he was taking off his pants, he told me there is no place for me now. After that, he did humiliating things to me... He didn't even care that I was a mother!

[sighs]

Valentine: I heard the young girls scream, but I could not see them...

[hesitates]

Valentine: When the second man was finished, a third man came and... he made me lie down again...

[distressed]

Valentine: He raped me! In that moment, I just wanted to die...!

[bows her head, weeping, and rises again]

Valentine: Then a fourth man came and

[hesitates]

Valentine: he took me. At that moment I thought, "God in Heaven, who are these men?"

Judge Arusha: I'm sorry, but can you tell us what happened next?

Valentine: The next day, they Interahamwe came and they made us go back to that house, but they had to drag me there like a dead person... I was dead.

Judge Arusha: Where was the defendant? Was he in the Cultural Community Centre during this time?

Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

See also

Trivia | Goofs | Crazy Credits | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page