Hotel Rwanda


2h 1m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Ten years ago, as the country of Rwanda descended into madness, one man made a promise to protect the family he loved--and ended up finding the courage to save over 1200 people. Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager in Rwanda, secretly used his position and intelligence to shelter over a thousand refugees during the genocide crisis. While the rest of the world closed its eyes, Paul opened his heart to prove that the human spirit can make us stronger than we'd ever imagine.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Family
Biography
Political
Foreign
Period
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
United Artists Films
Location
United States; South Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Synopsis

Ten years ago, as the country of Rwanda descended into madness, one man made a promise to protect the family he loved--and ended up finding the courage to save over 1200 people. Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager in Rwanda, secretly used his position and intelligence to shelter over a thousand refugees during the genocide crisis. While the rest of the world closed its eyes, Paul opened his heart to prove that the human spirit can make us stronger than we'd ever imagine.

Crew

Hermanus Ackermann

Scenic Artist

Vanessa Baker

Voice Casting

Estelle (flo) Ballack

Set Decorator

Paul Barker

Carpenter

Suzanne Belcher

Makeup Artist

Sean Berkhout

Transportation Manager

Ray Berman

Storyboard Artist

Sam Bhembe

Executive Producer

Karin Blid Alsbirk

Photography

Zelle Borejszo

Wardrobe Assistant

Angie Boshoff

Makeup

Johnny Breedt

Production Designer

Tania Brooke

Makeup Artist

Ralf Buchmann

Property Master

Cher Budd

Assistant

Peter Burgess

Foley Artist

Tony Burrough

Production Designer

Elaine Burt

Production Coordinator

Paul Carr

Foley Mixer

Simon Cave

Electrician

Emmanuel Chonco

Electrician

Roberto Cicutto

Executive Producer

Steven David Clayton

Assistant

Lisa Clifford-owen

Assistant Editor

Izidore Codron

Coproducer

Michael Connell

Music Editor

Frank Connor

Photography

Douglas Cooper

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Renier Gerhard Cordier

Unit Manager Assistant

Lars Cox

Camera Focus Puller

Vincent G Cox

Camera

Francesco Melzi D'eril

Executive Producer

Jimmy Davies

Transportation Coordinator

Carin De Kock

Assistant Director

Pieter De Lange

Transportation Coordinator

Sannah Happy Dedibe

Seamstress Supervisor

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Graham Derrocks

Foreman

Brendan Donnison

Voice Casting

Felicity Downing

Accounting Assistant

Michael David Driscoll

Props

Cheryl Eatock

Office Runner

Tamzin Ellett

Art Department Coordinator

Mathilda Engelbrecht

Wardrobe

Jana Erasmus

Assistant Production Coordinator

Clair Evans

Coordinator

Ruy Filipe

Costume Designer

Melanie Finch

Wardrobe

Robert Fraisse

Director Of Photography

Sally French

Line Producer

Tamlin French

Wardrobe

Melissa Gates

Wardrobe Assistant

Retha Geldenhuys

Accounting Assistant

Bryn George

Property Master

Oorlagh George

Production Manager

Terry George

Producer

Terry George

Screenplay

Naomi Geraghty

Editor

Jacques Gerber

Hairdresser

Bob Gibson

Advisor

Brendan Gifford

Carpenter

Mitch Gifford

Construction

Rupert Gregson-williams

Music

Andrea Guerra

Music

Shani Hayward

Loader

A. Kitman Ho

Unit Production Manager

A. Kitman Ho

Producer

A. Kitman Ho

Unit Director

Shira Hockman

Storyboard Artist

Marsha Holtzhausen

Scenic Artist

Natalie Hook

Assistant

Mohammed Hoosain

Construction

Alistair Hopkins

Post-Production Supervisor

Leigh Human

Production

Peta Hunter

Wardrobe

Kevin Jewison

Camera Operator

Tom Johnson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Raymond Kalisa

Assistant Production Coordinator

Paul Kamera

Production Assistant

Martin Katz

Executive Producer

Andy Kennedy

Sound Effects Editor

Charles Khoza

Hair Assistant

Pieter Willem Kleinhaus

Welder

Pieter Willem Kleinhaus

Rigging Gaffer

Eugene Kok

Assistant

Darryl Kruger

Project Manager

Marli Kruger

Makeup Assistant

Melinda Launspach

Scenic Artist

Michael John Law

Construction

Bongani Ledwaba

On-Set Dresser

Moonyeenn Lee

Casting

Troy Lee

Loader

Brian Letlhabane

Assistant

Nick Lowe

Adr Editor

Melanie Lubbe

Wardrobe Assistant

Natalie Lundon

Wardrobe Assistant

Emma Macdevitt

Art Director

Gabriel Machaba

Driver

Conor Mackey

Adr Editor

Kerwin Macks

Construction

Thembi Faith Madlala

Wardrobe Assistant

M.j. Magbanua

Consultant

Doctor David Mahlangu

Special Effects Coordinator

Elias Makhanya

Driver

Joseph Malele

Office Runner

Arthur Manson

Advisor

Alfred Manzini

Electrician

Albert Maphosho

Driver

Louis Marais

Foreman

Patrick Mashilo

Grip

Winston Mazibuko

On-Set Dresser

Ciara Mcgowan

Assistant Production Coordinator

Gavin Meadon

Special Effects Supervisor

David Mellor

Post-Production Accountant

Hugo Mellor

Post-Production Accountant

Ada Meyer

Wardrobe Assistant

Nicholas Meyer

Co-Executive Producer

John Midgley

Sound Mixer

Nigel Mills

Supervising Sound Editor

Alfred Mkwanazi

Construction

Bheki Mncube

Props

Brenda Mogale

Seamstress Supervisor

Leon Morenzie

Dialect Coach

Lesiba Joe Mphela

Transportation Coordinator

Raymond G. Muller

Construction Manager

Luigi Musini

Coproducer

George Ndlovu

On-Set Dresser

Godfrey Nkese

Generator Operator

Archibald Nkosi

On-Set Dresser

Claribel Nkwili

Production Assistant

Brawley Nolte

Assistant

Richard Ntuli

Scenic Artist

Alexander Oakley

Assistant Director

Richard Pagano

Casting

Vincent Thuso Paneng

Assistant

Rose Ntombi Parker

Seamstress Supervisor

Mark Paterson

Foley Mixer

Keir Pearson

Co-Executive Producer

Keir Pearson

Screenplay

Gladys Tshidi Phokompe

Makeup Assistant

Charl Phyfer

Key Grip

Bridget Pickering

Coproducer

Matt Polish

Assistant

Thomas Potsane

On-Set Dresser

Graham Press

Stunt Coordinator

June Prinz

Boom Operator

Theron Ramatladi

Props Assistant

Fiona Ramsay

Dialect Coach

Zahele Rathlepe

Seamstress Supervisor

Duncan Reid

Executive Producer

Jean Reno

Other

Emily Reynolds

Sound Editor

Lance Roehrig

Assistant Director

Paul Rusesabagina

Consultant

Hal Sadoff

Executive Producer

Vicky Sawkins

Assistant Set Dresser

Hertzog Schalekamp

Storyboard Artist

Lianne Scott

Makeup Assistant

Shelele Sekhu

Wardrobe Assistant

Kenneth Shange

Grip

Mark Sherman

Lighting Technician

Hodges Sibeko

Driver

Diana Sikhosana

Craft Service

Samson Sitole

Props Assistant

Melissa Slabbert

Makeup Assistant

Ralph Smith

Construction

Arturo S. Sosa

Production Consultant

Hendrik H. Spangenberg

Unit Manager

Lionel Steketee

Assistant Director

Natasha T. Stevens

Wardrobe Assistant

Julian Stobbs

Carpenter

Suzanne Stokes-munton

Hairdresser

Nigel Stone

Dialogue Editor

David Sutton

Boom Operator

James Lee Taylor

Props Buyer

Nanie Taylor

Instructor

Bruce Thackwell

Location Manager

Bruce Thomas

Chief Lighting Technician

Alistair Thompson

Production Accountant

Andy Thompson

Adr Mixer

Ashleigh Tobias

On-Set Dresser

Bob Toms

Props

Jane Trower

Accounting Assistant

Isaac Tsotetsi

On-Set Dresser

Derek Ueckermann

Loader

Keith Ricardo Van Der Dent

Construction Coordinator

Christian Van Latum

Assistant Director

Christelle Nicole Van Niekerk

Assistant Editor

Warren Van Niekerk

Wardrobe

Melvin Van Ross

Cashier

Deon Vermeulen

Steadicam Operator

Deon Vermeulen

Camera Operator

Lisa Vick

Script Supervisor

Danielle Gia Vinokur

Location Assistant

Jannie Visser

Transportation Coordinator

Johannes Christian Vorster

Wardrobe

Anton Wehmeyer

Camera Focus Puller

Bruce Wentzel

Props

Hendrik White

Transportation

David Williams

Coordinator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Family
Biography
Political
Foreign
Period
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
United Artists Films
Location
United States; South Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Award Nominations

Best Actor

2004
Don Cheadle

Best Original Screenplay

2004

Best Supporting Actress

2004
Sophie Okonedo

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the People's Choice award for Best Film at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival.

Winner of three 2004 Satellite Awards including Best Actor - Drama (Don Cheadle), Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Original Song ("Million Voices") by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Released in United States Winter December 22, 2004

Limited Release in United States December 22, 2004

Released in United States on Video April 12, 2005

Released in United States November 2004

Released in United States February 2005

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

Released in United States Winter December 22, 2004

Limited Release in United States December 22, 2004

Released in United States on Video April 12, 2005

Released in United States November 2004 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Special Screening) November 4-14, 2004.)

Released in United States February 2005 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 10-20, 2005.)

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2004 AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival.