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Kinyarwanda (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Romance | 24 January 2011 (USA)
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A young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos; a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while absent from her family; and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror.

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Alrick Brown

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Alrick Brown (screenplay), Patricia Janvier (storyline consultant) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cassandra Freeman ... Lt. Rose
Edouard Bamporiki Edouard Bamporiki ... Emmanuel
Cleophas Kabasita Cleophas Kabasita ... Francine
Mazimpaka Kennedy Mazimpaka Kennedy ... Father Pierre
Hadidja Zaninka Hadidja Zaninka ... Jean
Hassan Kabera Hassan Kabera ... Ishmael
Abdallah Uwimana Abdallah Uwimana ... The Imam
Marc Gwamaka Marc Gwamaka ... Patrique
Mutsari Jean Mutsari Jean ... The Mufti of Rwanda
Kena Onyenjekwe Kena Onyenjekwe ... Sgt. Fred
Assumpta Micho Assumpta Micho ... Miryam 'The Witch'
Ayuub Kasasa Mago Ayuub Kasasa Mago ... Father Bertrand
Watta Hezekis Watta Hezekis ... Father Jean Claude
Munyantore Bashil Munyantore Bashil ... Head Ghanaian Soldier
Ibrahim Kasuiya Ibrahim Kasuiya ... Shmael's Father
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A young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos; a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while absent from her family; and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror.

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Not Rated
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Language:

English | Kinyarwanda

Release Date:

24 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kigali, Rwanda

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$400,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Filmed in 16 total shooting days. See more »

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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.22 (2011) See more »

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Touching film !!
7 May 2019 | by zutterjp48See all my reviews

At the time of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the Mufti of Rwanda issued a fatwa forbidding Muslim from participating in the killing of Tutsi.Therefore mosques became places of refuge where Muslims and Christians, Hutu and Tutsi came together to protect each other.Amidst this chaos in which the Hutu married with Tutsi women were menaced a young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love (I have lived 4 years in Rwanda in the 70s and mixt marriages Hutu-Tutsi were common).So the film shows how people in Rwanda intented to help each other in his tremendous moments of hate.The film shows also the efforts for the reconciliation !! Kinyarwanda is a very good film.


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