Don Cheadle (OCEAN’S ELEVEN) was robbed of an Academy Award. I’m not knocking Jamie Foxx’s amazing performance in RAY, but Cheadle gave the best performance of last year. He plays hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina, who finds himself in an unlikely position of sheltering thousands of Tutsis from the Hutus during the genocide in Rwanda.
If you think that a new Hitler couldn’t rise to power again you are wrong — it’s happening all over Africa and no one is doing a damn thing about it. This powerful and important film brings a human touch to the atrocities that happened in Rwanda and one man’s place in history. Rusesabagina is a master player, he knows how to talk and bribe people so that he can get what he wants. He puts his motives first and then the hotel’s. This mutually helps both parties.