So, what exactly is Hotel Rwanda about?
Here is a brief synopsis:
*It is based on the true story of Paul Rusesabagina, the manager of a fancy hotel in Rwanda who houses over a thousand Tutsi refugees during this struggle with the Hutu militia. Paul is actually a Hutu, but his wife and many of his friends are Tutsi. The rest of the world basically just watches this war ensue and does nothing to help. The UN attempts to intervene at one point without much success. Despite their best efforts, these people are left to fend for themselves and watch as their friends and family are slaughtered by the Hutu extremists.
Paul is played by Don Cheadle (who I think is a phenomenal actor). His portrayal of this character is beyond words. He captures the emotions and inner struggles of the position he is put in so well. Other actors you will know are Nick Nolte, who plays the UN peacekeeping colonel, and Joaquin Phoenix has a small role as a journalist.
If you haven't seen Hotel Rwanda, you
Hotel Rwanda is a #1 movie in my book! If you choose to watch it, or have already seen it, I hope you love and appreciate it as much I do.