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A Sunday in Kigali (2006)
"Un dimanche à Kigali" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  12 April 2006 (Canada)
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In April 1994, the middle-aged Canadian journalist Bernard Valcourt is making a documentary in Kigali about AIDS. He secretly falls in love for the Tutsi waitress of his hotel Gentille, who... See full summary »

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Bernard Valcourt
Fatou N'Diaye ...
Gentille
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Vincent Bilodeau
Céline Bonnier
Geneviève Brouillette
Alice Isimbi
Fayolle Jean
Maka Kotto
Louise Laparé
Alexis Martin
Luck Mervil
Mireille Metellus
Luc Proulx
Guy Thauvette ...
Erwin Weche
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In April 1994, the middle-aged Canadian journalist Bernard Valcourt is making a documentary in Kigali about AIDS. He secretly falls in love for the Tutsi waitress of his hotel Gentille, who is younger than him, in a period of violent racial conflicts. When the genocide of the Tutsis by the Hutus in Rwanda begins, Bernard does not succeed in escaping with Gentille to Canada. When the genocide finishes in July 1994, Bernard returns to the chaotic Kigali seeking out Gentille in the middle of destruction and dead bodies. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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More personal view than Hotel Rwanda
15 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

I've seen Hotel Rwanda and now this film about the genocide of the early 90's in that country. Both films are very poignant. This movie is definitely more intimate as we are following a journalist through his view of that country's drama and, especially, his love towards a young black woman. I think that this movie complements nicely Hotel Rwanda with as powerful performances and story with a more day to day view of the very harsh reality of those times.

Be aware that there are some disturbing scenes in this movie. In hoping that movies like this will help raise consciousness and help prevent other tragedies like that one.


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