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Shooting Dogs
UK, Germany
Drama, History
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Michael Caton-Jones
John Hurt as Christopher
Hugh Dancy as Joe Connor
Dominique Horwitz as Capitaine Charles Delon
Louis Mahoney as Sibomana
Nicola Walker as Rachel
Steve Toussaint as Roland
David Gyasi as François
Victor Power as Julius
Jack Pierce as Mark
Musa Kasonka Jr. as Boniface
Storyline: 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.
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Great movie.
It doesn't matter. It does not matter who's responsible. It does not matter whether Tutsis, or Hutus, started the massacre. We are one race. We're human. Dead people are dead people. Massacres should not be. This is a great film because it shows massacres as they are: poppycock, and deadly folly.

Those naive enough to think this is not truth, stand corrected by this movie, as its leading character is.

Those naive enough to think this does not matter, fall the murderer. Rest assured. You will never be right. And you will never win.

I have seen 3 Rwanda movies this year (impatiently waiting for more). This is the best, so far. It takes the blinds, from blinded eyes. Therefore, to my mind, it currently ranks along 'Schindler's List'. Bravo.
Sheer Shock
I just thought I would comment on this wonderful film. Not only did it have a wonderful actor like John Hurt but the reality of the film really got to me very much and I have recommended it to anyone I see. I am working in a national DVD shop and recommend it all the time. No words can really describe what went on and also what is going on at the present time. I wish I could help but Im helpless. My prayers and thoughts go out to the people in Darfur at present. The night I watched it I cried a lot and then I bought the film. More films like this should be made to highlight the atrocities that are " allowed " to go on with blind eyes shown.
Best Movie I Have Seen In Ages
I only decided to rent this movie on an an off chance - I was bored on a Saturday afternoon and decided to visit my local rental shop what i found were the usual Hollywood blockbusters that really did not interest me, but hidden at the back of the shelve i found his very different and intriguing gem of a movie. This movie is one of those movies that you don't see advertised all over the TV, but is one that i would definitely recommend that you take out to see. The movie is very true to life and describes with great detail and emotion the awful story of genocide in Rwanda. The acting is brilliant and although the killing is not quite realistic looking don't let that take you away from wanting to see this amazing film.
If you can't shoot us, shoot our children!
This haunting movie is about the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The film takes place at a UN school with Sir John Hurt as Father Christopher and Hugh Dancy, a British teacher. In only a few days, 2,500 refugees stayed at the school rather than be slaughtered by machete outside the gates. The film shows the horrors of dead bodies laying on the streets. Hurt is brilliant in his role. When he explains that he has found his soul here, it was heartbreaking. You knew Christopher would stay behind. When the father pleaded to be killed by guns than machetes, it was harrowing. The story of the genocide in Rwanda should be told here. The film doesn't shy away from accurately reporting the events. The film was done on location in Rwanda.
Worthy but inferior to "Hotel Rwanda"
In three months of sheer horror, some 800,000 Rwandans, overwhelmingly Tutsis, were massacred by bands of Hutu Interahamwe militia, aided by the national army, in an orgy of violence that still shames the international community that failed to intervene. "Shooting Dogs" is centred on events at the Ecole Technique Officiele where, on day five of the nightmare, some 2,000 Tutsis (called "cockroaches" by the Hutu) were murdered, and the title comes from the willingness of the UN peacekeepers to shoot at the dogs consuming human corpses while being totally unwilling to take on the killers themselves.

It's good that a subject as serious as the 1994 genocide in Rwanda can be addressed by filmmakers, but whether the topic suddenly needs no less than four works must be debatable. However, from a cinematic point of view, it is fascinating to see how different filmmakers are addressing what is intrinsically an exceptionally sensitive and uncomfortable subject.

"Shooting Dogs" simply has to be compared to "Hotel Rwanda". Not only do they address the same issue, but essentially they do so in the same manner, by locating the horrors in a specific location (a hotel in "HR", a school in "SD"), in each case a place where the threatened Tutsis might have expected protection by UN troops (Canadian in "HR", Belgian in "SD"). However, the differences in approach are profound.

Whereas "HR" was shot in Johannesburg, "SD" was filmed on location in Kigali itself in the actual places where most of the events portrayed took place. Indeed thousands of local extras were used and a good number of the technical support crew were locally recruited. The end credits summarises the losses of some of these crew members in a very powerful sequence. So, in a sense, "SD" is more authentic than "HR" and furthermore the violence - largely understated in "HR" - is more explicit in "SD" with the brutality of the machete made very clear. Certainly, for many of the local actors and extras, the whole production was deeply traumatic.

However, for me, "Hotel Rwanda" is the better film. Whereas "SD" gives no background and examines the situation through the eyes of two white characters - an elderly Catholic priest played by John Hurt and an idealist young school teacher portrayed by Hugh Dancy - "HR" provides a little historical context and, at its heart, there is the black (Hutu) hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina. Whereas "SD" is a throughly depressing work - narrating the slaughter of 2,000 Tutsis (many of them children), ""HR" seems to strike a note of hope in the human spirit by showing how a few potential victims were able to survive the barbarity. Above all, "HR" is much the more professional film and conveys the sheer fear involved the more effectively.

Neverthelss British director Michael Caton-Jones has produced a very worthy work and the BBC is to be commended for part funding it. It was co-written by David Belton, a former BBC Newsnight journalist who worked in Rwanda in 1994 and two of the minor characters are members of a brave BBC television crew.
Can't believe this is the same director who made one of my favorites of all time, "Doc Hollywood"! What a range. But, here again, wonderful creation of sense of place. If you think "Hotel Rwanda" did it all, think again. In many ways this film is more horrifying with its focus on a single technical college where many Tutsis took refuge despite the impotence of UN soldiers based there. I also admired the inclusion of details that showed the Rwandans not simply as passive victims, but organizing themselves within the compound to promote their own welfare and resisting where possible.

The film ably depicted the "thuggery" of the Hutu militias. Scholars of ethnic conflict have noted how thugs use the cover of ethnicity to exploit unsettled situations. The solution? Prompt "policing", a strong show of force, as could have been provided by the UN.
For once, I wish they had put some more emphasis on the drama..
Excellent points, dignity written all over it, competent screenplay, great acting direction, OK mise-en-scène, but strangely distant and uninvolved (certainly not on purpose).

I guess they wanted to avoid cheap drama (manipulative music, cheap tears etc..), and I'm all for it, but sadly the result is just what the female reporter sharply underlined: all we see is dead Africans, not the awful tragedy of people suffering beyond all reason.

We see only two actual killings, both are seen from a distance, the rest are just dead bodies like the ones we see on the news.

I would have preferred to see a movie showing the actual nightmare that is a genocide, by focusing on the suffering, rather than on the ethical questionings of a handful of western, white people, and the heroism of a priest. Still sounds kinda patronizing.

Nevertheless, this movie avoids the hype trap of the neo-dogma / reality TV style adopted by mpost recent movies with a 'message', and that's really a good thing. All in all, even though it could have been great and fails, it was aiming high and did reach some important ethical goals.

Make your own opinion.
This film is
Horrible and so sad. The worst thing , is that when it ends one can t think; Oh but, it is only a movie because this actually happened in reality. I was really taken by the movie and since its a true story the ending isn't a happy one. This opened my eyes since I barley knew nothing about the genocide that took place in 1994. And i was truly outraged by the ignorance and acting of the UN.

I also want to point out that the history seems to repeat itself allover again but this time it is happening i Sudan. And the UN and other nations are letting hundreds of thousands people get murdered and still doing nothing about it.

I think this film is worse than any horror movie i ve ever seen. The horror lies in realizing how vicious and cruel crimes people seem capable of committing.To me, thats far more frightening than any gory horror movie. This movie made a deep impact on me and I don't think I will ever forget it.

Last of all: If u like me have none or only a vague idea about what happened in Rwanda this movie really is a "must see".
Well done movie on a modern day tragedy
Another wifey pick, another African movie. If I had a dollar for............

"Shooting Dogs" is not a movie about people that go around shooting dogs but the genocide that occurred in Rwanda in 1994. The film is set around a small Catholic school that becomes a shelter for many seeking refuge. Based at the school are a British teacher (Hugh Dancy, in his most powerful role since "Basic Instinct 2"), a priest (John Hurt, in his finest work since "Mr Forbrush And The Penguins"), some European tourists, the Rwandans and a small team of UN soldiers. The reason for the war is the desire of the Hutus to rid the land of Tutsis. The situation across the land becomes horrific with thousands being killed daily. The group at the school has their hope taken away bit by bit, beginning with the news the UN will not attack oncoming soldiers unless in their own self defense and the evacuation of any Westerner who might be of some help to their cause. Will they escape? See it to find out.

I didn't go in with much expectation but this was a really powerful film. John Hurt as the priest was excellent and the glue for the film. The story was strong but besides Hurt the cast was pretty weak, especially Darcy with his annoying little head shakes and all. A remarkable story of a people that were tragically deserted by the larger world. In all 800,000 were killed in just 100 days. Well worth seeing and one of the people films on an African story you'll see.
Rwanda unravelled
Its hard to make a film that depicts a recent era of genocide where many people, ethnic groups and organisations do not come out of it so well.

Director Michael Caton-Jones takes up the challenge and shot this film in an area of Rwanda where some of the violence occurred, using a crew who were personally affected by the slaughter.

John Hurt plays a Catholic priest and Hugh Dancy an English teacher, who are caught up in the events of the genocide. They now see people they knew choosing sides, even committing violence.

Once the conflict between Hutus and Tutsis went out of control in the early 1990s the UN troops just stood by and watched and eventually left many without protection to be slaughtered.

The film tries to get us to care for the characters knowing full well some of them will be slaughtered, even children and babies. It also has to make some political criticisms about governments and UN troops as well as being an adventure with Hurt trying to save some people from the mindless violence.

The film does not wholly succeed, there is no hook here that grabs you like it did in a film such as The Killing Fields. Still its an important subject matter, a lot of the violence is implied as the film does not want to glory in the genocide but it is still strong, grim viewing.
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