Sometimes in April

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  • TV-MA
  • 2005
  • 2 hr 20 min
  • 7.8  (5,945)

Sometimes in April is a powerful and heart-wrenching film that depicts the Rwandan genocide through the eyes of two brothers, Augustin (played by Idris Elba) and Honoré (played by Oris Erhuero). The movie is directed by Raoul Peck and was released in 2005. The film takes place in Rwanda in 1994, during the period when tensions between the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups were at their peak. The story is told through flashbacks, as Augustin reflects on his experiences during the genocide, while at the same time preparing to testify at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Augustin, who is a radio host, is married to a Tutsi woman named Jeanne (played by Carole Karemera). Honoré, his brother, is a military officer who has been sent to fight with the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), a rebel group made up of Tutsi refugees who are based in neighboring Uganda.

At the start of the movie, the tension between the Hutu and Tutsi is palpable. Augustin and Jeanne have to hide their relationship from their friends and neighbors, who are mostly Hutu. As the situation deteriorates, they are forced to flee their home and go into hiding.

Honoré is also in danger, as he is caught in the middle of the conflict between the RPF and the Rwandan government. The movie depicts the brutality and violence of the genocide in unflinching detail, showing how innocent people were targeted and killed simply because of their ethnicity.

The movie also explores the role of the international community in the genocide. Augustin is frustrated by the lack of action from the United Nations, who did little to stop the violence. He also feels betrayed by France, who he believes supported the Hutu government during the genocide.

Throughout the film, Augustin struggles to come to terms with what has happened to his country. He is haunted by the memories of the atrocities he witnessed, and the guilt he feels for not doing more to help his friends and family. The movie culminates in his testimony at the International Criminal Tribunal, where he finally gets the chance to confront the people who were responsible for the genocide.

The performances in Sometimes in April are excellent, with Idris Elba giving a particularly powerful performance as Augustin. The movie is also visually stunning, with beautiful cinematography that contrasts sharply with the horrors that are depicted on screen.

Sometimes in April is a deeply moving film that offers a powerful commentary on the consequences of ethnic conflict and the failure of the international community to prevent atrocities. It is an important reminder of the need for vigilance and action in the face of injustice and violence.

Sometimes in April is a 2005 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8.

Sometimes in April
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    2 hr 20 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (5,945)