Sometimes In April details
|Starring:||Noah Emmerich, Debra Winger, Idris Elba|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
Sometimes In April
|Run time:||2 hours 21 minutes|
|Rental release:||03 Apr 2006|
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Great understanding of Rawanda genocideBy a customer from Chiswick, London , 10 Jan 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Only second time I've been stirred to write something (and the last one was for a bad film). This is a must see for understanding the reality of this catastrophe and what the world didn't do. It does it effectively at a personal level. It's not hollywood slick but a great effort from the Haitian director, and HBO are to be applauded.
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How does this keep happening !!!!By nomadicgirl (135 reviews) from Saltash , 01 Nov 2013Another film about the genocide in Rwanda, this really hits home and give a much better perspective on the whole war. Quote from Robert Burns poem Man was made to Mourn, 'MAN'S INHUMANITY TO MAN'.
I will never forget...By PrincessDazzlebomb (23 reviews) from Croydon , 21 Nov 2011An extremely well thought out and poignt film. Watching this I was instantly connected moved and engrossed. Its hard to believe that just over 17years ago such acts of mass murder, cruelty genocide took place. An event almost washed and not entered into the history books. Nearly one million children, women, men so heartlessly taken from the world and for what? Greed, power?!! Entire families and generations completed eradicated while the rest of the world just sat and watched, reported quietly from the sidelines. I never knew the true extent of the events of Rwanda and I am sickened and deeply saddened but what I watched. Horrified of the true reality that as a black woman of African decent we have not progressed so far from slavery only to savage one another and as a western woman living in a westernised society, with all the money and the riches of the world still willing to nonchalantly turn a blind eye to mass murder for lack of profit, wars have been started for less. The director beautifully delivers a very sensitive subject of genocide with grit and realism. You can possibly begin to have an understanding, a small fraction in fact of what human tragedy unfolded in Rwanda. How a race of people were left to slaughter in just a few months. This is exactly what is still happening today. It takes a very brave person to tell such a story, to actually shoot scenes in Rwanda to give the audience an authentic feel. Overall this is an amazing portrayal of unthinkable actual events, the cast are amazing and the film is a true testament to this horrific event that took place in 1994. I will never forget.
Sometimes in AprilBy a customer from Musselburgh , 07 Feb 2010Worthwhile watching and learning but it can only cover some aspects of this very complicated situation.
Interesting and well madeBy a customer from London , 07 May 2009A well-made fillm, harrowing to watch at times. More graphic than Hotel Rwanda where the violence was mostly implied rather than shown.
As expected, not a 'feel-good' film, but definitely worth watching as a chronicle of a period in recent history that should not be forgotten.
Decent addition to the films on RwandaBy mikeydav (2 reviews) from Shrewsbury , 30 Apr 2009For once a film about 94 Rwanda that centres around black people rather than using central white characters. Overall I felt that at times the film was making sure it got across all the usual points about the genocide sometimes to the detriment of the film. If your knowledge of this world tragedy is slim then this is a decent starting point. In my opinion though it is a subject more suitable to a book of which there are many.