Sometimes in April


2h 20m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Drama about the acts of genocide in Rwanda in 1994, from the point of view of a former Rwandan army officer who must relive the horrors he experienced ten years later, after receiving a letter from his brother who is now on trial for supposed crimes as a rebel frontman. Not knowing what fate befell

Film Details

Also Known As
Jedes Jahr im April
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Car Grip; Cinesyl; City Of Prague Philharmonic; Eastman Kodak; HBO Films; HBO Films; HBO Network- Home Box Office; L'Est; Panavison; Sound One; Transpalux; Velvet Films
Location
Washington, DC, USA; Kigali, Rwanda; Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Synopsis

Drama about the acts of genocide in Rwanda in 1994, from the point of view of a former Rwandan army officer who must relive the horrors he experienced ten years later, after receiving a letter from his brother who is now on trial for supposed crimes as a rebel frontman. Not knowing what fate befell his wife and children and further devastated by the death of his close friend, he must try to get beyond the past and begin living life anew with his girlfriend and job as a teacher. The story of how he tried to save his Tustsi wife and family against orders and how he was separated from them, always wondering their fate, is told against the backdrop 10 years later and he faces the horrors once again.

Cast

Idris Elba

Augustin Muganza

Fraser James

Xavier

Oris Erhuero

Honore

Debra Winger

Prudence Bushnell

Pamela Nomvete

Martine; Cast

Carole Karemera

Jeanne

Noah Emmerich

Cast

Cleophas Kabasiita

Cast

Peninah Abatoni

Cast

Ashani Alles

Cast

Theogene Barasa

Cast

Dan Barlow

Cast

Johannes Bausch

Cast

Jay Benedict

Cast

Andrew Benon

Cast

Paul Boneza

Cast

Todd Boyce

Cast

Stephen Buckingham

Cast

Gloria Bugwiza

Charles Bwanika

Ishmael Gueven Byaruhanga

Philippe Chanel

Ronald Fernee

Bonaventure Gasutwa

Caroline Green

Brian Greene

Patty Hannock

Jeff Harding

Wally Marcel Higiro

Ninette Hyringango

Alexandre Ikuzo Abia

Francis Imbuga

Nicolas R. Jewitt

Isabelle Kabano

Kaya Kagimumukasa

Franck Karenzi Semana

Chantal Karungi

Musa Kasonka Jr.

Denis Kayonaga

Abubakar Kawenja

Hubert Kounde

G. Arnaud Kubwachristo

Samuel Kyagambida

Paul Lambers

Philip Luswata

Aissa Maga

Mike Marshall

Kintu Martin Oscar

Peter Mcrobbie

Ian Michie

Assumpta Micho

Erick Mitchell

David Mitnik

Michael Morris

Philippe Mottin

Juliana Muganza

Olivier Muhigirwa

Robert Muhirwa

Anastasie Mukamusonera

Gaudence Mukarutabana

Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga

Palvin Mukulu

Nadine Munezero

Jean Bosco Munyanziza

Maxence Murara

Chantal Mutanguha

John Mutambuka

Maureen Mutesi

Tega Mutimura

Lyton Namubiru

Abdallah Nassoro

Muhamed Ndaguze

Moses Ndahiro

Adam Ndayisabye

Ben N'gabo

Denis Nsanzamahoro

Sonia Ntare

Dominic Ntirushwa

Ramadhan Nzikenera

Peter Odeke

Paul Ogaa

Kalisa Rugano

Michelle Rugema

Grace Rugema

Theogene Runuya

Albert Rwamihigo

Andre Ryumugabe

Renault Santos Moro

Jean-pierre Stewart

Tom Tammi

Deborah Uwera

Ester Uwizeye

Mulongoyi Wafuma

Robert Walker

Joseph Walugembe

Michael Wawuyo

Derek White

Arthur Yuhi Abia

Geoffrey Mutagoma

Voice

Colin Obomalayat

Voice

Isabelle Leromain

Lead Man

Crew

Jonathan Acbard

Boom Operator

Musa Adamu

Driver

Stephane Afchain

Best Boy Grip

Roger Arpajou

Photography

Stephane Assie

Gaffer

Desire Assumani

Construction

Ariane Audouard

On-Set Dresser

Luc Augereau

Effects Coordinator

Francesco Avella

Carpenter

Hope Azeda

Acting Coach

Clement Bago

Special Effects Technician

Dominique Bandet

Production Secretary

Nurith Barkan

Makeup Artist

Mike Barnes

Production Assistant

Benoit Barouh

Production Designer

Marie Barre

Location Scout

Hassan Batende

Construction

Tunga Bazatoha

Makeup Assistant

Nicolas Becker

Foley Artist

Naoufel Ben Youssef

Unit Production Manager

Pierre Benard

Graphic Artist

Philippe Bessy

Camera

Wellars Bigirabagabo

Construction

John Bizimana

Driver

Manaseh Bizimana

Painter

Fabien Blondot

Assistant Location Manager

P. J. Bloom

Music

Rhett Bloomquiet

Grip

Hubert Bocquet

Grip

Michel Boissy

Electrician

Fabien Bonnin

Consultant

Germain Boulay

Sound Editor

Sylvie Brocheré

Casting

Olivia Bruynoghe

Script Supervisor

Patrick Buranga

Assistant Location Manager

Jen Burns

Assistant

Christian Butate

Construction

Ramadhan Butobutoshye

Props Assistant

Michel Bwami

Special Effects Assistant

Alfred Byusa

Driver

Nicolas Cambois

Assistant Director

Kisha Imani Cameron

Associate Producer

Philippe Capelle

Color Timer

Michel Carliez

Stunt Coordinator

Sandra Castano

Location Manager

Michel Charvaz

Property Master

Stephane Chauvet

Special Effects Technician

Muriel Chinal

Props Buyer

Christophe Coic

Electrician

Jacques Comets

Editor

Bruno Coulais

Music

Bruno Coulais

Original Music

Christophe Couzon

Assistant Art Director

Deus Cyiza

Art Assistant

Nathalie Daniel

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Solzic Darley

Apprentice

Nicolas David

Graphic Artist

George Davis

Driver

Charles De Dainville

Art Department

Jean De Dieu Minani

Electrician

Paul De Fisser

Hairdresser

Isabelle De Mascolo

Location Scout

Bruno Delahaye

Casting Associate(Rwanda)

Camilla Delory

Wardrobe Assistant

Daniel Delume

Producer

Eric Devulder

Sound Department

Nasar Djepa

Camera Focus Puller

Beren Dominguez

Effects Coordinator

Xavier Dontot

Construction Manager

Alain Dreze

Grip

Aurelien Dubois

Video Assist/Playback

Aurelien Dubois

Electrician

Jtrtmie Duchier

On-Set Dresser

Rodolphe Duhamel

Post-Production

Eugene Dukuse

Transportation

Denis Duncas

Driver

Jean-francois Dupaquier

Consultant

Angelique Dusabe

Caterer

Michel Escande

Head Scenic Carpenter

Jean-maurice Eschrich

Painter

Julian Exposito

Adr Editor

Marc-philippe Faye

Location Scout

Solange Fitina

Medic

Jason Foster

Assistant Camera

Philippe Fouailly

Caterer

Joseph Gacamwenya

Driver

Theophile Gachongore

Transportation

Eustache Gahimbare

Assistant Location Manager

Pauline Gaillard

Assistant Editor

Christian Gakombe

Assistant Location Manager

Jean Pierre Garbin

Electrician

Serge Garcin

Researcher

Claire Gascon

Wardrobe Assistant

Celestin Gashumba

Wardrobe Assistant

Simon Gasibirege

Medic

Damas Gatare

Liaison

Yacin Gatenesi

Driver

Augustin Gatera

Consultant

Alexis Gatete

Driver

Christian Gatete

Assistant Location Manager

Nadege Gaubour

Wardrobe Assistant

Alexandre Gavras

Production

Christian Giordano

Carpenter

Philip Gourevitch

Consultant

Sylvie Greco

Makeup Artist

Jean-marc Grejois

Color Timer

Gerard Grevery

Driver

Thierry Guezou

Assistant Director

+ric Guichard

Director Of Photography

Vincent Guillon

Sound Editor

Boniface Gumiriza

Art Assistant

Valens Habarugira

Grip

Oscar Habukarama

Assistant Location Manager

Mathieu Hagnery

Camera Focus Puller

Jean Haguma

Legal Counsel

Andre Haidant

Key Grip

Gerard Haidant

Grip

Evariste Hakizimana

Art Assistant

Madjaliwa Hakizimana

Assistant Set Dresser

Jean De La Paix Hatagekimana

Painter

Nicolas Heiser

Art Assistant

Christian Hening

Stunts

Christophe Herve

Painter

Sylvain Hippomene

Art Assistant

Charles Hitimana

Electrician

Simon Hitiyise

Assistant Set Decorator

Jean-pierre Houel

Boom Operator

Nicolas Houlot

Assistant Location Manager

Colina Iannolo

Art Department

Ghislain Ibariza

Transportation

David Insley

Director Of Photography/Operator(Washington, Dc)

Iza Irame

Extras Casting Assistant

Steve Jaribu Rukongi

Assistant Director

Landry Jourdan

Generator Operator

Didier Jouyaux

Art Assistant

Catherine Julien

Production Accountant

Theogene Kabalisa

Painter

Charles Kabano

Extras Casting Assistant

Eric Kabera

Consultant

Patrick Kagibwani

Assistant Location Manager

Noel Kalinda

Assistant Set Decorator

Michael Kalisa

Assistant Location Manager

Jean-pierre Kalonda

Driver

Gaspard Kamali

Driver

Olivier Kamanzi

Assistant Location Manager

Claude Gilbert Kamba

Casting Assistant

Jean De Dieu Kamel Ab'a Katia

Painter

Hamissi Kamugisha

Driver

Charles Kanamugire

Driver

Aloys Kananga

Construction

Aline Kankindi

Caterer

Alain Karangara

Assistant Location Manager

Felix Karegeya

Driver

Alphonse Katagirwa

Medic

Diogene Kayijuka

Medic

Daniel Kayiranga

Assistant Set Decorator

John Kimmer

Grip

Janvier Kimonyo

Driver

Michel Kizungu

Driver

Evyen Klean

Consultant

Mike Krebs

Assistant Camera

Arnaud Kubwakristo

Assistant Location Manager

Steven Kurabiraho

Driver

Jean-pierre Laforce

Sound Department

Gael Langlais

Art Assistant

Matthieu Le Bothlan

Camera Assistant

Valerie Le Doze

Casting Assistant

Annick Le Goyat

Interpreter

Benoit Le Petit

Grip

Erwan Le Roux

Painter

Alain Le Roy

Digital Effects Supervisor

Maxime Lefevre

Music Editor

Clemence Leger

Assistant Location Manager

Vincent Leguay

Post-Production

Lozan Leliere

Assistant Location Manager

Aude Lemercier

Location Scout

Michele Lemoine

Assistant

Jean Sebastian Libakare

Props Assistant

Didier Lize

Music Editor

Anne-claire Loridant

Assistant Location Manager

Michel Loro

Post-Production Supervisor

Aubert Lunanga

Construction

Lambert Lyiyuze

Construction

Leo Macdougall

Camera Operator

Yahaya Macumu

Driver

Michel Mahieu

Driver

Jenny Mahoro

Extras Casting Assistant

Benson Maingi

Electrician

Alhadji Malenge

Foreman

Mahmood Mamdani

Consultant

Geraldine Mangenot

Wardrobe Assistant

Paule Mangenot

Costume Designer

Jenny Marchandeau

Production Accountant

John Maridadi

Advisor

Julien Mariot

Driver

Julien Mariot

Assistant Location Manager

Francis Marti

Electrician

Alain Martigny

Best Boy Electric

Joe Martin

Location Manager

Olivier Martin

Location Manager

Film Details

Also Known As
Jedes Jahr im April
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Car Grip; Cinesyl; City Of Prague Philharmonic; Eastman Kodak; HBO Films; HBO Films; HBO Network- Home Box Office; L'Est; Panavison; Sound One; Transpalux; Velvet Films
Location
Washington, DC, USA; Kigali, Rwanda; Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2005 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Mini-series and Specials by the Television Critics Association.

Voted one of the 10 best TV programs of the year 2005 by the American Film Institute (AFI).

Aired in United States March 19, 2005

Aired in United States February 2005

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 10-20, 2005.

Based on an article by Philip Gourevitch, staff writer at THE NEW YORKER.

02/18/04 Shooting on location in Rwanda. Will also shoot in Paris in March. The bulk of the cast and crew positions filled by local Rwandans.

Aired in USA on HBO in March 19, 2005.

Began shooting in Rwanda December 29, 2003 and completed shooting March 3, 2004. Began shooting in Paris March 22, 2004 and completed shooting March 28, 2004.