Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 historical drama film about the hotelier Paul Rusesabagina (played by Don Cheadle during the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. The film, which has been called an African Schindler's Lis documents Rusesabagina's acts to save the lives of his family and more than a thousand other refugees, by granting them shelter. Directed by Terry George, the film was co-produced by US, British, Italian, and South African companies, with filming done on location in Johannesburg, South Africa and Kigali, Rwanda.[As an independent film, it had an initial limited release in theaters, but was nominated for multiple awards, including Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Screenplay. It continues to be one of the most–rented films on services, such as, and is listed by the American film as one of the 100 most inspirational movies of all time.
Problems between the Hutu and Tutsi citizens made war , in a country where corruption and bribes are normal and are apart opf everyday life. Paul Rusesabagina, the manager of Sabena Hôtel des Mille Collines, is Hutu but his wife, Tatiana (Sophie Okonedo, is Tutsi. His marriage is very difficult with Hutu extremists, most importantly Georges Rutaganda, a supplier to the hotel who also is the “local leader of Interahamwe.
The film opened in great release. It is a success for an independent film. According to the 3 December 2006 edition of 60 Minutes, “Hotel Rwanda was the fifth most-rented movie on Netflix at the time. It is currently the 15th most-rented movie on Netflix.”