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

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General Romeo Dallaire
Owen Sejake ...
Ghanian General Henry Anyidoho (as Owen Lebakeng Sejake)
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Major Brent Beardsley
Michel Mongeau ...
Luc Marchal
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Général Maurice Baril
John Sibi-Okumu ...
Booh-Booh
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Paul Kagame
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Phil Lancaster
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President Habyarimana
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Bernard Kouchner
Strini Pillai ...
Bangladeshi Commander
Craig Hourqueble ...
Willem
Kenneth Khambula ...
Major Kamenzi
Patrice Faye ...
Colonel Poncet
Chris Thorne ...
American Ambassador
Lena Slachmuijlder ...
Odette
Philip Akin ...
Kofi Annan
Amanda Alden ...
CNN Reporter
Sarah Ashimwe ...
Angry Woman
Raymond Awazi ...
Ghanaian Doctor
Guy Benoni ...
Young Boy
Karim Bineko ...
Stunt Lieutenant
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Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Jacqueline Donovan ...
Therapist
Robert Fridjhon ...
Frank Claeys
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Stephen Backingam ...
British Ambassador
Odile Katesi Gakire ...
Agathe
Craig Hourqueie ...
Willem / Robert
Alexi Kamanzi ...
Jean-Pierre
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Journalist
Intore Masamba ...
Marcel
Remy Nasanga ...
Maggen
Michel Ange Nzojibwami ...
Colonel Bagosora
Peter Odeke ...
Ghanian Lieutenant
Chris Torne ...
Ambassador Rawson
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Emma (as Deborah Unger)
Don Bottomley ...
U.N. Worker (uncredited)
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Bob, Emma's Camera man (uncredited)
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Stefan Stek (uncredited)

Directed by

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Roger Spottiswoode

Written by

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Roméo Dallaire ... (book)
 
Michael Donovan ... ()

Produced by

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Laszlo Barna ... producer
Norman Denver ... line producer
Michael Donovan ... producer
John Hamilton ... associate producer
Phil Hunt ... executive producer
Floyd Kane ... co-producer
Martin Katz ... executive producer
Jan Peter Meyboom ... supervising producer
Sunmin Park ... executive producer
David Reckziegel ... executive producer
Compton Ross ... executive producer
Steven Silver ... executive producer
Neil Tabatznik ... executive producer

Music by

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David Hirschfelder

Cinematography by

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Miroslaw Baszak

Film Editing by

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Michel Arcand

Editorial Department

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Stéfanie Guadagnino ... assistant editor
Nick Iannelli ... digital intermediate producer
François Lessard ... editorial coordinator
Dave Muscat ... digital intermediate editor
Louis-Martin Paradis ... second editor

Casting By

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Heidi Levitt

Production Design by

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Lindsey Hermer-Bell

Art Direction by

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Justin Craig

Costume Design by

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Joyce Schure

Makeup Department

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Amanda O'Leary ... assistant makeup artist
Robbi O'Quinn ... key makeup artist (as Robbi O'Quinn)

Production Management

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Francis Choquette ... unit manager
Karim El Fassi ... assistant unit manager
Margaret Harrison ... production manager: Halifax
Peter Measroch ... post-production supervisor
Emilie Ndejuru ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kirsten Cavendish ... second unit director
Gerry Gavigan ... first assistant director
Sam Harris ... first assistant director: second unit
Simone Stock ... second unit director

Art Department

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Roxanne Borris ... assistant art director
Michaela Cheyne ... first assistant art director
Greg Chown ... storyboard artist
Keith Currie ... props master
Robert Grani ... lead set dresser
Jean De La Paix Hategekimana ... set dresser
Frederick Mpuuga ... draftsman/artist
Claudine Murenzi ... props buyer
Ezechiel Ntibaziyaremye ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Kevin Belen ... adr recordist
Jo Caron ... sound recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Dominique Delguste ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Gavin Fernandes ... re-recording mixer
Eric Fitz ... sound
Natalie Fleurant ... supervising adr editor
Guy Francoeur ... foley artist
David Horton ... boom operator
Benoit Leduc ... adr and foley recordist
Tchae Measroch ... foley artist
Antoine Morin ... sound effects editor
Marie-Lou Morin ... assistant post-synchronization
David Ottier ... second unit sound mixer
Guy Pelletier ... sound editor
Marcel Pothier ... supervising sound editor
François B. Senneville ... sound editor

Special Effects by

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Mark Constantineau ... special effects makeup technician: Toronto
A. Scott Hamilton ... special makeup designer / special makeup fabricator
Maya Kulenovic ... special makeup and effects
Darren Marsman ... special effects coordinator
Tara Murphy ... special effects makeup
Aaron Woods ... special effects makeup

Visual Effects by

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Manon Barriault ... visual effects line producer: Mokko Studio
Danny Bergeron ... visual effects executive producer: MOKKO Studio
Romain Bouvard ... digital compositor: Mokko Studio
Alain Lachance ... head of compositing: Mokko Studio / visual effects supervisor: Mokko Studio
Yann Laliberte ... digital compositor: Mokko Studio
Danny Levesque ... visual effects artist: MOKKO Studio
Marc Massicotte ... digital compositor: Mokko Studio
Charles Richer ... digital compositor: Mokko Studio
Greg Rochon ... compositor: Mokko Studio (as Grégoire Rochon) / digital compositor: Mokko Studio
Marc A. Rousseau ... visual effects producer: MOKKO Studio
Motassem Younes ... digital opticals

Stunts

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Darren Marsman ... animal stunt coordinator / stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Pierre Berube ... electrician
Cylvan Desrouleaux ... assistant camera: second unit
Sean Doran ... second key grip
John V. Fante ... director of photography: second unit, Rwanda (as John Fante)
Dave Ferguson ... key grip
John B. Harper ... second unit: first assistant camera (as John Harper)
Michael McDonald ... gaffer
Beth Nobes ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Will Semple ... third grip
Lawrence Willett ... electrician

Casting Department

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Lauren Fernandes ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jozie Conte ... key costumer (as Jozi Conte)
Marie Grogan Hales ... assistant costume designer
Minda Johnson ... breakdown artist
Karen Steele ... wardrobe truck supervisor

Location Management

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Lynn Beaudin ... location manager

Music Department

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Ricky Edwards ... orchestrator
Amy Fritz ... music supervisor
Robin Gray ... scoring engineer
Christian Scallan ... score mixer

Transportation Department

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Jean Pierre Sagahutu ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Amanda Alden ... production coordinator
Helene Nielsen Beal ... director of distribution
Jennifer Capraru ... second unit script supervisor
Bonnie Corey ... payroll accountant
Danielle Depeyre ... script supervisor
Safali Eugene ... Production Assistant
Paule Girardin ... production coordinator
Kasey Kirby ... stand-in
Sue Klabunde ... assistant production coordinator
Angelica Lisk-Hann ... body double (as Angelica Lisk)
Darren Marsman ... animal wrangler
Erick Nyhuis ... production assistant
Pascal Pelletier ... truck production assistant
John Ptak ... consultant
Renee Pye ... unit publicist

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • J'ai serré la main du diable (Canada, French title)
  • Szövetség az ördöggel (Hungary)
  • História de um Massacre (Brazil)
  • Aperte as Mãos do Diabo (Brazil)
  • Ручкання з дияволом (Ukraine)
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Runtime
  • 112 min
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Budget CAD11,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #7.30 (2010). See more »
Quotes General Romeo Dallaire: We're going to stay to bear witness to what the rest of the world doesn't want to see.
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