A Sunday in Kigali

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  118 min.
Release Date: April 12, 2006 (limited)
DVD: January 30, 2007

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Cast: Luc Picard, Fatou N'Diaye, Céline Bonnier, Alexis Martin, Jean Fayolle


During the Rwandan genocide, a dissolute French journalist, Bernard Valcourt (Luc Picard), meets Gentille (Fatou N’Diaye), a beautiful young waitress, who is tragically mistaken for a Tutsi. The swimming pool at the luxury hotel in Kigali where Gentille works is a gathering spot for expatriates, aid workers, Rwandan officials, businessmen, prostitutes, and hotel employees, and is, in many ways, a microcosm of life in war-ravaged Rwanda. As the love between Valcourt and Gentille becomes stronger, so does the onslaught of civil anarchy and rumors of war.

Based on a novel by Gil Courtemanche.

Director: Robert Favreau
Studio: Equinoxe Films
Producer(s): Lyse Lafontaine, Michel Mosca
Screenplay: Robert Favreau

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