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Kinyarwanda (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Romance | 24 January 2011 (USA)
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A young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos; a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while absent from her family; and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror.

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Lt. Rose
Edouard Bamporiki ...
Emmanuel
Cleophas Kabasita ...
Francine
Mazimpaka Kennedy ...
Father Pierre
Hadidja Zaninka ...
Jean
Hassan Kabera ...
Ishmael
Abdallah Uwimana ...
The Imam
Marc Gwamaka ...
Patrique
Mutsari Jean ...
The Mufti of Rwanda
Kena Onyenjekwe ...
Sgt. Fred
Assumpta Micho ...
Miryam 'The Witch'
Ayuub Kasasa Mago ...
Father Bertrand
Watta Hezekis ...
Father Jean Claude
Munyantore Bashil ...
Head Ghanaian Soldier
Ibrahim Kasuiya ...
Shmael's Father
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A young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos; a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while absent from her family; and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror.

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During the Rwandan genocide, when neighbors killed neighbors and friends betrayed friends, some crossed lines of hatred to protect each other. See more »

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Amazing Film
3 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to a screening of this film with the director and cinematographer who did a great Q&A. It simply blew me away. It's full of incredible and moving performances by a cast of mainly first-time actors. It's a series of expertly interwoven short stories -- all based on true stories -- each of which will stick with you. It's a gripping, suspenseful tale that also does a remarkable job of showing the humanity, the hopes, the humor, and the dreams of Rwandans. Hearing how this film got made so beautifully at such a low budget was truly inspiring. Filmmakers should go see it to see what is possible to do on a low budget these days -- though really anyone with a dream would be well-severed to watch it.


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