Hotel Rwanda

When the world closed its eyes, he opened his arms.

Hotel Rwanda (2004)


Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.

Director: Terry George
Writers: Keir Pearson, Terry George.

Release Date: 2004-09-11
Status: Released
Run time: 121 min / 2:1
Budget: $17,500,000
Revenue: $38,000,000
Production Companies : Lions Gate Films, United Artists, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, Endgame Entertainment, Miracle Pictures, Sixth Sense Productions, Mikado Film, Inside Track Films
Production Countries: Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America, Italy, South Africa



Don Cheadle
Paul Rusesabagina
Sophie Okonedo
Tatiana Rusesabagina
Nick Nolte
Colonel Oliver
Fana Mokoena
General Bizimungu
Joaquin Phoenix
Jack Daglish
Jean Reno
Sabena Airlines President, Mr. Tillens
Desmond Dube
Ofentse Modiselle
Roger Rusesabagina
Mathabo Pieterson
Diane Rusesabagina
Hakeem Kae-Kazim
George Rutaganda
Tony Kgoroge
Lebo Mashile
Antonio David Lyons
Thomas Mirama
Leleti Khumalo
Neil McCarthy
Jean Jacques
Mabutho 'Kid' Sithole
Head Chef
Jeremiah Ndlovu
Old Guard
Mosa Kaiser
Elys Rusesabagina
David O'Hara
Lennox Mathabathe
Mothusi Magano
Simo Mogwaza
Hutu Captain
Cara Seymour
Pat Archer
Roberto Citran
Mduduzi Mabaso
Hutu Lieutenant
Harriet Lenabe
Alice the Waitress
Xolani Mali
Rosie Motene


Directing Terry George Director
Writing Keir Pearson Author
Writing Terry George Author
Production Nicholas Meyer Producer
Production Izidore Codron Producer
Sound Rupert Gregson-Williams Original Music Composer
Camera Robert Fraisse Director of Photography
Editing Naomi Geraghty Editor
Production A. Kitman Ho Producer
Sound Martin Russell Original Music Composer
Production Moonyeenn Lee Casting
Production Richard Pagano Casting
Art Johnny Breedt Production Design
Art Tony Burrough Production Design
Sound Andrea Guerra Original Music Composer
Writing Keir Pearson Screenplay
Writing Terry George Screenplay
Production Terry George Producer
Production Sally French Line Producer
Production Roberto Cicutto Executive Producer
Production Sarah Trevis Casting
Art Emma MacDevitt Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Ruy Filipe Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Tania Brooke Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Suzanne Stokes-Munton Hair Department Head
Crew Alistair Hopkins Post Production Supervisor
Directing Lionel Steketee Assistant Director
Crew A. Kitman Ho Second Unit
Crew Graham Press Stunt Coordinator
Production Vanessa Baker Casting
Production Brendan Donnison Casting
Production Belinda Kruger Casting Associate
Directing Lisa Vick Script Supervisor
Editing Nicci Van Niekerk Assistant Editor
Editing Kenny Becker Color Timer
Sound Peter Burgess Foley
Camera Blid Alsbirk Still Photographer
Camera Vincent G. Cox Camera Operator
Production Paula Jalfon Unit Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Suzanne Belcher Makeup Department Head
Production Duncan Reid Executive Producer

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