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Sometimes in April (2005)

TV-MA | | Drama, History, War | TV Movie 19 March 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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Based on the actual 1994 Rwanda genocide See more »

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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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Incredibly powerful and breathtaking
19 March 2005 | by badjuju_00See all my reviews

This is not an easy movie to watch, but I urge everyone to see it. I was a struggle not to cry; so I held my breath each time because I knew the minute I started crying, I would not be able to watch the entire movie.

The movie not only points out the evil people can inflict on each other, it also depicts how silence and avarice can lead to a horrific end.

When people discuss genocide, they go back to Hitler, Pol Pot, etc - this movie goes to show that we still do not care enough about our fellow humans to take care of them and protect them.

There are several ironies in this movie - one of which was the Olympic games. People worldwide were tuned into the Olympics and keeping tabs of the events at the same time others were being butchered.

In 100 days, almost a million people were murdered. It's unimaginable how a tragedy on this scale remains unknown - even scarier is this is proof that it can and possibly will happen again.


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