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Munyurangabo (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama | 15 May 2008 (Belgium)
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From opposing ethnicities, Ngabo and Sangwa are tested when old-timers warn, "Hutus and Tutsis should not be friends." An intense and inspiring portrait of youth in Rwanda, 'Munyurangabo' ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jeff Rutagengwa Jeff Rutagengwa ... Munyurangabo
Eric Ndorunkundiye Eric Ndorunkundiye ... Sangwa
Jean Marie Vianney Nkurikiyinka Jean Marie Vianney Nkurikiyinka ... Papa Sangwa
Jean Pierre Harerimana Jean Pierre Harerimana ... Gwiza
Narcicia Nyirabucyeye Narcicia Nyirabucyeye ... Mama Sangwa
Edouard B. Uwayo Edouard B. Uwayo ... Poet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Pierre Aimé Harerimana Jean-Pierre Aimé Harerimana ... Gwiza (as Jean Pierre Harerimana)
Pierre Claver Kayitsinga Pierre Claver Kayitsinga ... Killer
Etienne Rugazora Etienne Rugazora ... Father of Munyurangabo
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From opposing ethnicities, Ngabo and Sangwa are tested when old-timers warn, "Hutus and Tutsis should not be friends." An intense and inspiring portrait of youth in Rwanda, 'Munyurangabo' features Poet Laureate Edouard Uwayo delivering a moving poem about his healing country. Rwanda. Kinyarwanda with English subtitles. Written by Anonymous

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rwanda | orphan | genocide | africa | See All (4) »

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An orphan of the Rwandan genocide travels from Kigali to the countryside on a quest for justice.

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Drama

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Rwanda | USA

Language:

Kinyarwanda

Release Date:

15 May 2008 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

День освобождения See more »

Filming Locations:

Rwanda

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,703, 29 May 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,001, 9 August 2009
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Almond Tree Films See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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This is the first dramatic feature in the Kinyarwanda language. See more »

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Deeply influencing
9 October 2012 | by cinishSee all my reviews

A very good movie about the violence in Rwanda presented without any violence.The movie made me want to see more of movies from the African subcontinent but I could not find any in the library today.The documentary feel is beautifully present in the movie all through out.

Very real and down-to-earth people.The children acted very well.There was a striking piece of poetry in the movie too.There were many memorable scenes in the movie - the father scolding the son for being away from home for 3 years or so and not fulfilling his responsibilities , the mother saving the food for the son saying "There is no food but there is food for you".

Seemingly a very slow movie, but offers a lot of content - very close to life. Two boys drink together and the first one tells the other one that he can take his cow. When the father learns of the son's plan to murder his friend's father's killer , the father gets angry and beats him black and blue. That scene has been taken with so much originality that you might think it is from a news footage.

The movie has encouraged me to explore on the subject of violence in Rwanda.


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