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Hotel Rwanda – [2004] – English

September 4, 2010

If wars are not enough, genocide makes the human a lowly organism on this Earth. ‘Hotel Rwanda’ captures the recent genocide happened in the African country Rwanda from the view of Paul Rusesabagina who saved about 1268 lives during that period (pril 6 – Mid – July).

The genocide is because of the tensions between the two groups of people called Hutu and Tutsi, after the assassination of the then Rwandan President Juvรฉnal Habyarimana. Rwandan Patriotic Front or the Hutu rebels backed up by government believes that it done by the Tutsi people and unleashed themselves killing anybody they suspect as Tutsi. They decide to carry out cleansing their land by killing every Tutsi. Even the children weren’t spared.

Here Paul Rusesabagina working as manager in the Hotel Mile Collines, a luxury hotel, tries to save to his family and neighbors. He belongs to Hutu and gets the help from Hutu Rebels for food. Also he pays some money to their country’s militia to safeguard his hotel. Once the genocide reached heights, other governments starts to evacuate their citizens from Rwanda instead of supporting a peace life. Paul was disappointed because of this, but he also knows that he can’t do much about it. His hotel turns into a refugee camp and he makes sure that he makes every effort to keep the people in the hotel alive and also makes the plea to their relations and friends in other countries to rescue them.

The genocide happened there is shown graphically instead of live action throughout the film. It’s all through the eyes of the Rusesabagina. Some of the scenes in this movie just brings down the tears automatically. When the whole of the tourists and news reporters moves out of the hotel leaving every Rwandan citizen behind, the hotel staffs holds the umbrella to protect them from rain. And one reporter says, ‘Don’t make us feel more embarrassed’.

There is a scene in this movie which hit the truth like a hammer on the head. A reporter comes to the hotel with the video of the genocide. Paul asks him to transmit it so that world will know whats happening there and that will force the other countries to take a look and help them. The reporter replies, “People says its disgusting and continue to have their dinner’.

The movie also shows how incapable UN is. They are just watching the genocide carrying out anything to stop it. Their job is peacekeepers. The head of the UN army has very less soldiers with him and they are able to safeguard very few people.

The movie is well paced for a real life account but the movie’s ending is quite dramatic. But most important thing is, it ends with a ray of hope of prevailing humanity.

Hotel Rwanda – Even a single man can save 1000s of life without violence.



25 Comments leave one →
  1. September 4, 2010 11:33 pm

    Woww first?

    kanagu: Yes you are!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • September 4, 2010 11:34 pm

      Yay I cnt believe this ๐Ÿ˜›
      I login to reader after 3 days and get a chance to come first ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks Kanagu ๐Ÿ˜€

      kanagu: ha ha ha.. you are always welcome Swaram ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      • September 4, 2010 11:35 pm

        Even a single man can save 1000s of life without violence. – Sigh! Hw I wish ppl understood that ๐Ÿ˜

        kanagu: ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

  2. September 5, 2010 2:56 am

    Feeling so bad after reading this, Kanagu…. how cruel can we be? How thick-skinned! Is there a way to peace at all?!!!

    kanagu: ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Nice post.

    Kanagu: Thanks Pals ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. September 5, 2010 8:23 am

    I’ve heard so much about this movie ๐Ÿ™‚

    kanagu: Watch it bro.. I think you may shed a bucketful of tears ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • September 6, 2010 12:47 pm

      And then write a post like “Every husband has tears to shed!!!!”

      Why you are giving him ideas, Kanagu ???? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      kanagu: LOL ๐Ÿ˜†

      • September 6, 2010 1:03 pm

        LOL. I cry like crazy watching movies, but only when in some way or the other, I could relate to the character ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. September 5, 2010 2:19 pm

    // Even a single man can save 1000s of life without violence.


    kanagu: Thanks akka ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. September 5, 2010 2:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I will bookmark your website.

    kanagu: Thanks John ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. September 5, 2010 3:53 pm

    I have heard a lot about this movie, but don’t have the guts to watch it! Most of us are not good people, Kanagu.

    kanagu: You can watch it for sure atleast for Paul’s efforts.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ there is not much violence but still it affects us..

    thats true..

    You have reviewed the movie nicely, Kanagu.

    kanagu: Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. September 5, 2010 4:38 pm

    I have heard of this movie. But I dont wanna watch it. I know its a good movie but these kinda movies just make me sad and question everything :(.

    kanagu: To say it correctly, its not a sad movie.. its a movie of hope and shows how one man can make a difference.. try to watch it Harini..

    Nice review.

    kanagu: Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. September 6, 2010 12:46 am

    Where do u find the time to dig up and watch these movies dude??!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    kanagu: There is enough time for me to watch more movies.. but I am not using perfectly ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  9. September 6, 2010 12:48 pm

    Very sad….but like the positivity in the line “Even a single man can save 1000s of life without violence”. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good review. ๐Ÿ™‚

    kanagu: Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Rashmi permalink
    September 6, 2010 1:01 pm

    You have reviewed movie quite well….

    kanagu: Thanks Rashmi ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Its definitely seems like a movie which can motivate anybody to do their bit for saving humanity as said above in dialogue from movie

    kanagu: True Rashmi..

    I will definitely watch it…Thanks for review..

    kanagu: ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. September 6, 2010 3:28 pm

    yea.. it’s an awesome movie.. very poignant! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Nice review Kanagu!

    kanagu: Thanks Pixie ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. September 7, 2010 4:55 pm

    Seems interesting…Will try to watch the movie

    kanagu: Watch it sister.. you may love it ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you are doing fine Kanagu…

    kanagu: Yea.. I am doing well ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. September 7, 2010 6:47 pm

    More often than not, the stories in the movies we watch are borrowed from real life situationsโ€ฆ.and this one goes straight to the heartโ€ฆ.
    Incidentally, such a person who can stand up to save 10000s happen once in a blue moonโ€ฆ

    kanagu: True deeps… not everybody does that…

  14. September 11, 2010 9:36 pm

    I’ve heard about this movie but I haven’t watched it yet, Kanagu. I bet they downplayed the role by the filthy UN in failing to prevent the genocide. And the role by all the other turd world shit holes in supporting a fellow turd world crap hole to commit genocide against its own people. Turd world savages are sub-humans without even tiny shreds of conscience, humanity or ethics inside their filthy, tiny pea-brains. All turd world regimes, including that of a lowly shit pit like the evil Indian empire, are run by sub-human loafers which is reflective of the general nature of the hordes who inhabit such places.

    I wish someone makes a movie depicting the brutal repression and dehumanising brutalisation unleashed upon the freedom fighters and young men and women of the Kashmir Valley by the sub-human Indian empire and its hordes of semi-literate mercenary savages. It should include the mass-murders and burial in mass graves of Kashmiris by the mercenary dogs, gang rape of pregnant women and their drowning by the same scum beings who enjoy total immunity for their heinous crimes under the world’s filthiest laws like the AFSPA, DAA, PSA etc. It should also include depiction of the filthy mercenary dogs stripping Kashmiri youngsters and parading them naked for daring to protest the Indian occupation of Kashmir, the footage of which was immediately censored by the central gubmint loafers.

    The filthy Indian mainstream media arse-lickers are deliberately censoring the brutal oppression of Kashmiris in Indian-occupied Kashmir. Not that it would make any difference to the turdy, pea-brained hordes of barbarians who inhabit the evil Indian empire, even if the media covered it honestly. One cannot expect sub-human hordes like Indians and other turd world scum people to have any kind of conscience or ethics at all. Lowlife turd world scum beings will remain the same and cannot be expected to behave in a civilised way.

    But a movie depicting the true events and horrible sub-human behaviour of the occupying mercenary dogs of the evil Indian empire will open the eyes of the civilised peoples to the true nature of the sub-human hordes of Hindoid barbarians. Something like Slumdog Millionnaire made to depict the sub-human acts of the Indian mercenary scum in Indian-occupied Kashmir is sure to show the true nature of evil Indian savages to the world and expose the lies and bullshit about the evil, criminal, hypocritical, sub-human Indian barbarocratic sham democracy to the clueless peoples of the world ๐Ÿ˜


  15. September 11, 2010 10:57 pm

    Same useless and repetitive rhetoric. lol. Scared. Definitely no.

    You speak as if shit happens only in Kashmir not anywhere else in India. If security forces controlling the mobs throwing stones at them is testimony to evilness of Hindu civilization, then I wonder what one can say about 1400 years of rape and murder by an ideology?

    Hello Alien,

    My name is Srinivas, you can call me this way. But not my real name. Do not take my religion to be Hinduism because of my name or I may be a Hindu. My identity does not matter. I use only proxy servers to comment on any blog or I refrain.

    Why speak to innocents who have no time to reply to your bull shit? May be that is your moral and intellectual courage. I do not expect much rationalism from you, but I can put up with your non sense.

    What made you to address Hindus in such horrible and undiplomatic language? You called them sub humans, right? Why?

    Is there any reason that you could genuinely give? Just one reason of Kashmir made you to have such humane opinions?

    Hope, this comment is passed by the owner of this blog. I hope you will reply too. Waiting!

    • September 12, 2010 1:43 am

      What crap are you talking about, Srinivas? Where did I call Hindus specifically as sub-humans? I called Indians (Hindoids, not Hindus) and that includes Hindus, Christians and your hated Muslims (among other religious communities) as exhibiting sub-human behaviour. To be precise, I called all turd world peoples as sub-human based on what the turd world regimes do to their own population and that includes a vast majority of your hated Muslims who live in turd world countries.

      Who asked you to reply with bullshit if you have no time? You can keep your Islam hating nonsense to yourself.

      What unrelated crap are you taking about, Hindu civilisation and Islamic civilisation? This is not about Hinduism or Islam. You can wait till Sep. 24 for that court to give the Ayodhya title verdict to start your Hindu-Muslim religious hatred topics.

      This is about genocides and repression happening in turd world shit holes, perpetrated by sub-human regimes, like the genocide in Rwanda or the repression in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

      You can say whatever crap you like, but the Kashmiri youth are fighting for freedom from the demonic, repressive, brutal, barbaric clutches of the evil, turd world Indian empire and its semi-literate hordes of mercenary savages forcibly occupying Kashmir. If, in your blind hatred for Islam and Muslims, you don’t have the ethical and moral courage to recognise this simple fact, then that’s your problem.

  16. September 13, 2010 10:02 am

    Yayy! Thanks for the review.. I have the movie with me.. will make some time and watch it soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    kanagu: Hope you like that movie AK..

  17. Sri permalink
    September 21, 2010 11:43 pm

    Sad to see that you with held my comment (reply to alien)

    It is your blog and it is your call.

    kanagu: I don’t like personal attacks Sri… I wil pass it with some editing if you r ok with editing.. waiting for your reply.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. David Lang permalink
    September 24, 2010 1:52 am

    What those poor people had to deal with every second of their life is absolutely heart wrenching, not even knowing if they were even gonna make it through day because their situations were so tough. My heart goes out to all the victims in Hotel Rwanda. No one has the right to take another personโ€™s life. And the violence proves nothing but the degradation of humanity.

    Recently I saw this movie Attack on Darfur at the NY film festival and realize that Darfur needs as much attention as it can possibly get. I myself had no idea how bad it was until I saw this movie which is a very real portrayal of the horror going on there. Even some of the actors are actual people from Darfur reenacting their actual raping and torturing. I cried so hard, but I’m glad I saw it cause it really opened my eyes to what’s going there.

    kanagu: Welcome here David ๐Ÿ™‚
    true.. watching these movies makes us to realize how bad life for them there.. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  19. October 2, 2010 3:34 pm

    yes it is a great movie!! and that is the truth..people just watch the news on TV and move on. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    kanagu: ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ truth is bitter ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  20. December 2, 2010 6:20 pm

    luxury hotels are always expensive but they offer some very attractive features and packages ;~’

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