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An interesting interpretation and insight,
This review is from: Hotel Rwanda [DVD] (DVD)anyway... an interesting insight into a very small part of the rwandan civil war (it sets out to be nothing else, I'm just trying to give some perspective alongside the other clawing reviews!), which is not entirely accurate based on the documentary evidence, but nonetheless achieves the necessary aim - to shock the audience into understanding the basic causes of the war, and to both digest and disgust in those causes.
Cheadle's central african accent is better than his cockney in Oceans11, and his performance is both moving and convincing, yet not award material. The real plaudits go to the actors playing his wife and the Tutsi bellman at the hotel - simply sublime performances, understated calm belying the turmoil beneath.
A good movie, one which opens the eyes to a conflict that was both ignored, and until the recent run of movies (HotelRwanda, Shooting Dogs and the forthcoming Shake Hands with the Devil) forgotten by the west. Not entertainment, nor education due to it's narrow focus and factual inaccuracies, but an decent starting point for those with an interest in the area, or those who wish to sate their western guilt.