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Director Roger Spottiswoode adapts Roméo Dallaire's harrowing autobiography concerning his experiences as the leader of a 1994 U.N. peacekeeping mission to Rwanda that failed to prevent the slaughter of 800,000 Rwandans. Dispatched to Rwanda in 1993 to oversee a fragile cease-fire, charismatic Lieutenant General Romeo Dellaire (Roy Dupuis) finds his mission complicated by lack of funding, too much bureaucracy, and a ramshackle crew assembled from military units from dozens of countries. Everyone seems to have a different agenda, and as the peace agreement between the Tutsi-led rebels and the French-supported Hutu-led government begins to deteriorate, appeasing speeches are undercut by shadowy massacres. When an unknown group shoots down the president's plane, Kigali goes up in flames as part of a clandestine yet long-planned campaign against the Tutsi minority. Hindered by an inadequate mandate, Lieutenant General Dellaire watches helplessly as the Hutu militia gains power and civil war gives way to genocide. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 24, 1959

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Jo Caron Best Sound 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Joyce Schure Best Costume Design 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Laszlo Barna Best Picture 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Lindsey Hermer-Bell Best Art Direction/Production Design 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Marcel Pothier Best Sound Editing 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Antoine Morin Best Sound Editing 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Michel Ange Nzojibwami Best Supporting Actor 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Miroslaw Baszak Best Cinematography 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Benoit Leduc Best Sound 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Roger Spottiswoode Best Director 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Roy Dupuis Best Actor 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards David Hirschfelder Best Original Song 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards David Hirschfelder Best Original Score 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Eric Fitz Best Sound 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Gavin Fernandes Best Sound 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Guy Francoeur Best Sound Editing 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Guy Pelletier Best Sound Editing 2007 Nominee

Cast

Roy Dupuis
as Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire
Deborah Kara Unger
as Emma
James Gallanders
as Maj. Brent Beardsley
Jean-Hugues Anglade
as Bernard Kouchner
Owen Sejake
as Ghanian Gen. Henry Anyidoho
Michel Mongeau
as Luc Marchal
Tom McCamus
as Phil Lancaster
Remy Nsanga
as Maggen
Michel Ange Nzojibwami
as Col. Bagosora
Daniel Janks
as Troute
Craig Hourqueie
as Willem/Robert
Akin Omotoso
as Paul Kagame
John Matchikiza
as Habyarimana
Intore Masamba
as Marcel
Chris Thorne
as Ambassador Rawson
Patrice Faye
as Col. Poncet

Crew

Roger Spottiswoode
Director
Laszlo Barna
Producer
Miroslaw Baszak
Cinematographer
David Hirschfelder
Composer (Music Score)
Louis-Martin Paradis
Editor
Michel Arcand
Editor
Lindsey Hermer-Bell
Production Designer
Pierre David
Associate Producer
Martin F. Katz
Executive Producer
Neil Tabatznik
Executive Producer
Joyce Schure
Costume Designer
Eric Fitz
Sound/Sound Designer
Jo Caron
Sound/Sound Designer
Hope Azeda
Casting
Murielle LaFerriere
Casting
Dierdre Bowen
Casting
Bonnie Timmermann
Casting
Christa Schamberger
Casting
Compton Ross
Co-Executive Producer
Phil Hunt
Co-Executive Producer
Norman Denver
Line Producer
Sunmin Park
Co-Executive Producer
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