#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In April 1994, after the airplane of the Hutu President of Rwanda is shot down, the Hutu militias slaughter the Tutsi population. In the Ecole Technique Officielle, the Catholic priest Christopher and the idealistic English teacher Joe Connor lodge two thousand and five hundred Rwandans refugees, under the protection of the Belgian UN force and under siege by Hutu militia. When the Tutsi refugees are abandoned by the UN, they are murdered by the extremist militia.
Plot: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
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There has been an ongoing argument over which is better, “Shooting Dogs” or “Hotel Rwanda.” I don’t know if there is an answer, but for the record, I’ve found that being 24 years old, this film appeals to me more than “Hotel Rwanda” did. I think this is largely because it focuses on the “save the world” mentality of youth, when things are not really that easy to explain or resolve. It also offers some light moments and comic relief that ease the burden of such an unpleasant true story. However, friends of mine who are over 40 years old, and who perhaps relate more to the businessman/father/husband character of Don Cheadle in “Hotel,” disagree.
Despite all that, the people I know who work in Africa and even parts of Rwanda have said “Shooting Dogs” is a much truer portrayal of the way things really were at that time and that many Rwanadan natives don’t share such a pleasant view of the Don Cheadle real-life man.
I think if it moves you to be a better person and stop genocide somewhere in the world, it shouldn’t really matter which film is “better.” For me, “Shooting Dogs” will never leave my heart or my mind.
This is the best film I have seen in a good many years.
I haven’t seen a film that evoked such emotion in so long I had forgotten that it was even possible for a film to do so. Even in film school there weren’t many that left me with such a memorable impression. I saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival and I actually left the theatre shaking. I had the distinct pleasure of talking to Mr. Caton-Jones after the screening and it seemed to me that this film was a real cathartic piece for him as well.
For anybody that doesn’t remember or wasn’t around during the actual genocide and doesn’t remember the news stories about it, it doesn’t really matter….this film shows more than what they would have showed on CNN of CBC or any of the major news networks. This goes beyond those stories and tells you what really happened….even if it is only a small glimpse at the bigger picture.
I saw Hotel Rwanda and I thought it was a brilliant film, but I also thought that it was a tad bit “Americanised”, which is fine I suppose, it gave the public what it usually wants…a good story but with a bit of a love story at it’s centre which I thought detracted from the story of the genocide. This one has a definite European or even Canadian film-making feel to it. Hotel Rwanda also didn’t show you everything…this is not a spoiler but a warning: be prepared to see everything, Caton-Jones doesn’t leave anything to the imagination.
I was also disappointed though I suppose not all that surprised when I heard that this film had gotten a distributor in every country but the US. All you Americans reading this…appeal to whatever power you have to to get this film screened in a theatre near you. You are missing out on not only a cinematic gem but a little piece of history. I for one cannot wait to see this film in theatres again soon.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Drama, History, War
Director Michael Caton-Jones
Writer David Wolstencroft (screenplay), Richard Alwyn (story), David Belton (story)
Actors John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz, Louis Mahoney
Country UK, Germany
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company BBC, Egoli Tossell Films, UK Film Council
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length 3,152 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)