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Beyond the GatesThe Rwandan genocide of 1994 that left nearly a million Tutsi slaughtered surely deserves another good telling even after Hotel Rwanda and Beyond the GatesDramaPT111MRThe Rwandan genocide of 1994 that left nearly a million Tutsi slaughtered surely deserves another good telling even after Hotel Rwanda and 2007-03-07
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Beyond the Gates

Genre: Drama; Starring: Hugh Dancy, John Hurt; Director: Michael Caton-Jones; Author: David Wolstencroft; Release Date Limited: 03/09/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 111; MPAA Rating: R

The Rwandan genocide of 1994 that left nearly a million Tutsi slaughtered surely deserves another good telling even after Hotel Rwanda and Sometimes in April. And Beyond the Gates, with its lack of sentimentality, its tough criticism of U.N. inaction, and its cast and crew filled out with real survivors, does nicely. John Hurt is magnetic as a Catholic priest running a school where terrified Tutsi have taken refuge, while Hugh Dancy, as a naive teacher, represents white commitment to black Africa at its most impotent and unreliable. Stay for the credits; the coda is powerful.

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