7.7/10
2,937
18 user 21 critic

Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)

Trailer
2:05 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
The story of General Romeo Dallaire's frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors.

Director:

Writers:

(book),
6 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The story of Canadian Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, and his controversial command of the United Nations mission to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.

Director: Peter Raymont
Stars: Gerry Caplan, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Robert Favreau
Stars: Luc Picard, Fatou N'Diaye, Céline Bonnier
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In April 1994, after the airplane of the Hutu President of Rwanda is shot down, the Hutu militias slaughter the Tutsi population. In the Ecole Technique Officielle, the Catholic priest ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Stars: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz
Sometimes in April (TV Movie 2005)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Raoul Peck
Stars: Idris Elba, Carole Karemera, Pamela Nomvete
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Russian political elite hires American consultants to help with President Yeltsin's re-election campaign when his approval rating is down to single digits.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Anthony LaPaglia, Liev Schreiber
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 1920s Ireland, I.R.A. members are being lead by the war mongering Dr. Sean Lenihan, as they fight oppressive British forces.

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Yun-Fat Chow
Mesmer (1994)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism."

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Donal Donnelly, David Burke, Peter Dvorsky
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After his friend, a hot young artist, is killed, a resourceful American man living in London covers up the crime and tries to keep the friend's name alive in order to exploit his legacy and... See full summary »

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Barry Pepper, Jacinda Barrett, Ian Hart
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... General Romeo Dallaire
Owen Sejake ... Ghanian General Henry Anyidoho (as Owen Lebakeng Sejake)
... Major Brent Beardsley
Michel Mongeau ... Luc Marchal
Robert Lalonde ... Général Maurice Baril
John Sibi-Okumu ... Booh-Booh
... Paul Kagame
... Phil Lancaster
... President Habyarimana
... Bernard Kouchner
Strini Pillai ... Bangladeshi Commander
Craig Hourqueble ... Willem
Kenneth Khambula ... Major Kamenzi
Patrice Faye ... Colonel Poncet
Chris Thorne ... American Ambassador
Edit

Storyline

In the end of 1993, the Canadian General Romeo Dallaire is assigned to lead the United Nation troops in Rwanda. In 1994, when the genocide of the Tutsis by the Hutus begins, General Dallaire gives his best effort to help the people in Rwanda, inclusive negotiating with the Tutsi rebels, the Hutu army and the Interhamwe militia. However, he fights against bureaucracy and lack of interest from the United Nations and witnesses the West World ignoring and turning back any sort of support, inclusive USA opposing in the security council of UN to any type of help. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When The World Turned Its Back, One Man Stood Up. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violent images and brief strong language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

28 September 2007 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Aperte as Mãos do Diabo  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 11,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Roy Dupuis collaborated significantly with Roméo Dallaire while researching this film and the two became friends. See more »

Goofs

At the international news report on the massacres, the modern Rwandan flag is depicted on the screen, which wasn't introduced until 2001, whereas the news report was from 1994, during the massacre. See more »

Quotes

Ghanian General Henry Anyidoho: They're killing everyone. All the moderate politicians and their families, and even Hutus who try to help the Tutsis. The city's in chaos.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Hour: Episode #7.30 (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very Good movie about a tragic event
14 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

This docudrama covers similar territory and the same event as Hotel Rwanda, being the Rwandan genocide that took place in 1993. The movie focuses on Canadian Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire (briefly portrayed by Nick Nolte in Hotel Rwanda), sent to Kigali, Rwanada to command a U.N peacekeeping mission. The U.N was overseeing a tenuous cease-fire between two feuding Rwandan ethnic groups, the Hutu majority and the Tusti minority. Ultimately the situation ends up failing and breaking out into violence under his watch.

The movie documents Roméo Dallaire's frustration with the U.N and subsequent guilt by refusing to get involved with what was going on and failing to stop the Rwandan genocide that he was witnessing.

I never heard of the the lead actor, Roy Dupuis, before watching the movie. He's very good in the lead role.

The docudrama took the time to explain what was happening on screen point by point in great detail which helped minimize confusion and clarify a lot of things.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 18 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed