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...
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Jean Marie Vianney Nkurikiyinka
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
This film is the adaptation of the novel "Un dimanche à Kigali à la piscine" of the Canadian journalist and novelist Gilles Courtemanche.
We are in spring 1994: the political situation becomes every more tense.Extremist Hutu leaders are speaking everyday about revenge against the Tutsi population. A Canadian journalist who is preparing a documentary about SIDA in Rwanda meets in the famous Hotel des Milles Collines, a young Tutsi waitress called Gentille and they fall in love.He doesn't manage to marry and to travel to Canada with her.He can't find her during the days of the genocide and has to flee to Ouganda for some weeks.And when he will come back he will find a totally destroyed country.
It's a very dramatic story (I have lived in Rwanda for some years in the seventies) about a terrible civil war, where there was a tremendous hate hate and violence, but also some great cases of friendship and solidarity (I recommend the film "Kinyarwanda).
PS. All the films about this tragedy such as Hotel Rwanda, Shooting dogs,Kinyarwanda,Sometimes in April are complementary !!
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