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Sometimes in April (2005)

When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in Rwanda in April 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history which resulted in the deaths of almost 800,000 people.

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Raoul Peck

Writer:

Raoul Peck
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Idris Elba ... Augustin
Carole Karemera Carole Karemera ... Jeanne
Pamela Nomvete ... Martine
Oris Erhuero ... Honoré
Fraser James ... Xavier
Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga ... Colonel Bagosora
Cleophas Kabasita Cleophas Kabasita ... Valentine (as Cléophas Kabasiita)
Noah Emmerich ... Lionel Quaid
Debra Winger ... Prudence Bushnell
Peninah Abatoni Peninah Abatoni ... Woman Refugee #1
Ashani Alles Ashani Alles ... Prosecutor
Hope Azeda Hope Azeda ... Brigitte
Théogène Barasa Théogène Barasa ... RAF Soldier #1
Dan Barlow Dan Barlow ... Belgian UN Soldier
Johannes Bausch Johannes Bausch ... UN Officer #1
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When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in Rwanda in April 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history which resulted in the deaths of almost 800,000 people.

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Drama | History | War

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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

France | Rwanda | USA

Language:

English | Kinyarwanda

Release Date:

19 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abril Sangrento See more »

Filming Locations:

Kigali, Rwanda See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the actual 1994 Rwanda genocide See more »

Goofs

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

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...
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Features The Great Dictator (1940) See more »

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Sikutaki Tena
Written by Dataz
Performed by Dataz and Soggy Doggy Hunter
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very moving

I saw this last evening at a screening here in LA. I was extremely moved by the content and the way everything was shown. Having it filmed in Rwanda made a big difference. In 1994, I was 14 years old and I honestly did not hear anything about the genocide until 1999 when I was in college and studied it in my Ethnic and Minority Issues class. I was amazed to learn even more from this film. The acting was remarkable. Before the screening a historian talked about the genocide and then the director addressed the audience. His passion for this project was clear, and I think that having it on HBO gave him a lot of artistic freedom I highly recommend seeing this film just for educational value...you will come away impressed and contemplative.


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