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Shooting Dogs
Year:
2005
Country:
UK, Germany
Genre:
Drama, History
IMDB rating:
7.6
Director:
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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Reviews
not for the faint hearted but a superb film
for anyone thinking of going - if like me you're interested in real life movies and you like these sort of films it's a must see. its a similar theme to Hotel Rwanda only far more graphic. i felt that was one of HR's only downfalls - that it didn't hit home hard enough, but by god this one does.

there's nothing that i didn't already know in this film, but it doesn't make it any easier to understand no matter how many books/films/documentaries i've seen on the issue. it's one of those films where you're watching wondering what you would do in a similar situation but come away at the end of it thinking i just don't know. would you sacrifice yourself, would you fight back, would you run - impossible to say.

what's definite is that the plight of the people being hunted would haunt you til the day you died whether that be in rwanda or in old age if you were one of the very few lucky ones.

it doesn't make easy viewing, but I'm glad i went. it's well made in my humble opinion and captures the brutal executions in all their horrific splendour.

i wont ruin it but some of the key makers of the film were tutsis themselves and they are pictured in the credits at the end. one of them has particular relevance to me as he's wearing a glasgow celtic top, my team and he looks as happy sa anyone I've ever seen. i think he lost 30 members of his family in the genocide.

well worth seeing but if you're easily affected by what this world can be like or you're the type of person who tends to avoid such films because they are 'depressing' then avoid it like the plague. me, i thought it was excellent.
2006-04-02
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".
2006-10-30
Powerful Film-making
In recent years us film fans got two films on the Rwandan genocide, Hotel Rwanda and Shooting Dogs. Hotel Rwanda focused on Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu who saved Tutsis and became known as the African Schlinder. Shooting Dogs focuses on a similar theme, where a Catholic Priest Christoper (John Hurt) and teacher Joe (Hugh Dancy), try to protect Tutsi people in their school behind a shield of Beligan UN troops.

The film starts with a quick history of the situation where UN troops were sent to monitor a fragile peace in Rwanda and see the Beligan troops based at Christoper's school Ecole Technique Officielle. Christopher had been in Rwanda for thirty years, whilst Joe is new to the country, but starting to get to know and like the people. In Rwanda the situation is tense and they are signs of tension, such as roadblocks which soldiers stop and beat up Tutsis, and Hutu militia attacking Tutsi peace protesters. They was also propaganda against Tutsis on the radio and tones of racism, where Hutus call Tutsis cockroaches. These tensions explosive when the President of Rwanda is killed in a plane crash, it's unknown if it was an assassination or a accident. Hutu extremest uses this as a change to overthrow the government and start their racial policy of wiping out the Tutsi. Christoper and Joe are thrown into the middle of this and they allow Tutsis into the school and make it into a refugee camp. Out in the streets the capital becomes a ghost-town and the Hutu militia rule, killing as many Tutsis as possible. Christoper, Joe and BBC reporter Rachel (Nicola Walker) all see this when trying to get supply and footage. The school leadership plead with the Beligan Captain (Dominique Horwitz) to try and take a more proactive role in stopping the killings. The captain is sympathetic but he has few men and the UN mandates was so strict that it prevented the troops from doing anything except in self-defence. The film shows the UN were useless in the situation. As the genocide continued no where seem to be safe, with schools and churches being attacked and the killing was indiscriminate, including the killing of babies. Because of this the west decide to take as many of their people out as possible and leave the Rwandans to their fate.

This is a powerful film, showing how savage the conflict and the genocide was. It was brutal and unlike Hotel Rwanda, you see the violence in this film. It shows broken friendships, conflict with the school and man-kind at its best and worst. At times it a touch watch and it needed a strong filmmaker and a non-Hollywood style. This is Michael Caton-Jones' best film, and these are the types of films he should make. The acting is really strong by all the performers, especially John Hurt as a priest. As well, unlike Hotel Rwanda which was filmed in South Africa, Shooting Dogs was shot on location and a lot of survivors were used during the filming, from extras to Assistant directors to background staff. It adds a favour to the film. The characters were made to see as human as possible, not one dimensional beings. All characters had a charge to shine. The filmmakers took great care trying to show the personal accepts whilst looking at the wider picture. The is a strong script behind the film, written by David Wolstencroft, creator of Spooks and main writer during the first 3 seasons (when the show was at it best), and a very promising British talent, and Richard Alwyn, a BBC producer who was in Rwanda at the time of the genocide and knows the story what happened at the school from first hand experience. As well the film was critical of the UN and the west for not doing anything in Rwanda.

Shooting Dogs has been criticised for trying to tell the story of the genocide from a white man's presceptive. I can understand the criticisms but sadly I think its hard to market a film like this without western money and support, nor been seen without western faces. Some of that is true to Hotel Rwanda as well. However, I think that they could have a more prominent role for a Rwandan character. The only major Rwandan character was a girl called Marie (Clare-Hope Ashitey), a pupil at the story. However even her character wasn't that major and she could have had a little more to do. I also feel that the final scene could have been done differently.

All in all a very strong film and is worth watching.
2008-11-09
What a film!!
This film is worthy of all the plaudits that one can offer. it is not a film from a large Hollywood studio and thus will not merit for any Hollywood inspired praise. Nevertheless John Hurt performance is without doubt Oscar worthy . The film is factual without being inspired by the normal heartstrings of sanitised music which usually accompanies movies such as this. It is even superior to Hotel Rwanda which again was wonderful but takes the issue even further particularly as it applies to the so called civilised UN nations. If ever there was a need for a real UN this film exemplifies it. Camera work is excellent and acting right through the cast is credible and believable without having to employ any token players from the extensive list of TV actors and the like.The Belgian Officer is so real and his frustration there for all to see.

In summary a film that everyone should see and form an opinion.There is no hard pressed "hit you in the face" moralising, but one would have to be non human not to appreciate the essence of this story. 10/10
2006-11-20
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.
2006-12-30
Best film I have ever seen - my tear ducts ran out of tear water by the end of the movie.
Where do I start.

It has been a very very long time since I have seen a decent film. The last film I felt so touched and moved by I had seen was the pianist and the (harvey) milk film from 2008.

Those 2 fantastic movies aside, this film absolutely wiped the floor with its emotional attachment. Being of African descent myself, rocked me with even more tears and sympathy watching this film.

The film is set in the genuine places all the genoicides and massacres hasppenned. Many of the actors in the movie were there at the time of the genocide in 1994. Afterall this is based on a true events.

Watching this film truly immersed you deeply into the conflict of 1994. You truly feel like you were there and unfortunately powerless in being able to change what has already been so dramatically written into history.

I felt so guilty that I, like many thousands if not millions of people living in the West had very little idea of what had happened in Rwanda. Granted I was only 11 years of age at the time; such a potent event in history deserves to be remembered by the world as a whole and never forgotten, especially by those who played little but an obvious participation in the events that occurred.

The acting/cast and soundtracks are all faultless in taste and selection. I have not only never been so moved but never cried so much in one movie.

It is only when you watch a movie like this you realise how so for granted you take your life and opportunities bestowed upon us here in the UK.

The producers/actors/directors should be applauded for making what will be remembered at least in my heart as one of the best films in movie history. Such a pity that it will never get the worldwide acclaim even if silently, it truly deserves. Perhaps this is a reflection of the world we still live in. I honestly believe with time this will become a timeless classic and grow notorious as more people find this treasure in their local movie store.

Buy it, rent it...just make sure you watch it.
2010-01-15
A must see
I just came back from the screening of "Shooting Dogs" sponsored by Amnesty International in Vancouver. This BBC production unlike "Hotel Rowanda" shows how United Nation deserted 2,500 men, women and children who had come to them for refuge in the hands of Hutus to be slaughtered to death. I couldn't stop myself from shouting some f-words at the UN spokeswoman at the end of the film when she was trying to justify UN for not calling the killings an act of genocide and hence not intervening. UN also clearly discriminated between people by the color of their skin when saving all the white refugees and none of the blacks. UN soldiers and their captain were portrayed as brainless robots who obeyed orders without questioning their morality or catastrophic results, much like Nazi army. A must see by all means.

Saeid
2006-07-25
Shooting Dogs ignores reality...
Darfur, Sudan at large has been going on for 20 years, and now people care about it. I wonder why people say; we already had Rwanda, now we have Darfur. Uh, people, Congo has a holocaust going on since 1998. It's been described as the worst casualty number since World War Two.

This movie, I do not know. This movie should open peoples eyes as to what is happening in Eastern Congo that most people in message boards seem to be ignoring. Uhm; 500,000 (estimated) were killed in the Rwanda Genocide, 250,000 have been killed in Darfur; 4 MILLION have been killed in Congo by the same people (along with the Uganda Army) that are being portrayed as liberators in Hotel Rwanda, Sometimes in April, and now Shooting Dogs. This movie is just a retread of the others...Just my opinion. You would think that Hutus are all evil and the international community is to blame. I'm looking forward to seeing the Congo film that's coming out at the end of the year…
2006-03-02
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.
2005-12-13
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