Shake Hands with the Devil

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Summary: In 1993, the United Nations dispatches Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire to far off Rwanda to oversee a fragile cease-fire. A brilliant, workaholic officer and charismatic commander, Dallaire encounters the shabby reality of a typical UN peacekeeping operation: under-funded, overbureaucratic, and cobbled together from military units from dozens of countries, each with a slightly different agenda. Meanwhile, the peace agreement between the rebels, led by the minority Tutsi ethnic group, and the French-supported government dominated by the Hutu majority group, turns out to rest on shaky ground. When an unknown group shoots down the Rwandan President’s plane, the storm breaks and a secret but long-planned genocidal campaign against the Tutsi minority begins with a night of terror in Kigali. A reporter remains in-country and follows General Dellaire as he is forced to deal with far-away superiors and the studied indifference of the world’s great powers while trying to take decisive action to stop the genocide of over 800,000 innocent civilians. (Regent Releasing)

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Runtime: 112 min
Rating: Rated R for some disturbing violent images and brief strong language.
Production: Barna-Alper Productions
Genres: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Language: English
Director Credit
Roger Spottiswoode Director
Writer Credit
Michael Donovan Writer
Roméo Dallaire Writer
Cast Credit
Akin Omotoso Paul Kagame
Chris Thorne American Ambassador
Craig Hourqueble Willem
James Gallanders Major Brent Beardsley
Jean-Hugues Anglade Bernard Kouchner
John Matshikiza President Habyarimana
John Sibi-Okumu Booh-Booh
Kenneth Khambula Major Kamenzi
Michel Mongeau Luc Marchal
Owen Sejake Ghanian General Henry Anyidoho
Patrice Faye Colonel Poncet
Robert Lalonde Général Maurice Baril
Roy Dupuis General Romeo Dallaire
Strini Pillai Bangladeshi Commander
Tom McCamus Phil Lancaster
Producer Credit
Compton Ross Executive Producer
David Reckziegel Executive Producer
Floyd Kane Co-Producer
Jan Peter Meyboom Supervising Producer
Laszlo Barna Producer
Martin Katz Executive Producer
Michael Donovan Producer
Neil Tabatznik Executive Producer
Norman Denver Line Producer
Phil Hunt Executive Producer
Steven Silver Executive Producer
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