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Still shot from the movie: Hotel Rwanda.

Hotel Rwanda

During an approximate 100-day period in 1994, while North Americans were fixated on making money in a new economic age, the African country of Rwanda was home to an atrocity that would eventually set itself in history as one of the largest genocides on the planet. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 121
Theater Release: 04 Feb 2005
Video Release: 12 Apr 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Home Video Extra Features

The DVD release of Hotel Rwanda brings greater understanding to the crisis and the harrowing true story upon which the movie is based by including two documentaries: “A Message for Peace: Making Hotel Rwanda” and “Return to Rwanda.” Director Terry George and the real-life subject of the film, Paul Rusesabagina, provide commentary to the movie, with actor Don Cheadle and musician Wyclef Jean adding annotations to selected scenes. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), with English, Spanish and French subtitles.

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