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SHOOTING DOGS

by Michael Caton-Jones

synopsis

April 6th 1994: a bloody genocide in central Africa gets underway. In just one hundred spring days, a million Rwandan Tutsis were massacred by their fellow Hutu countrymen and a small African country was turned into a charnel house. The barbarity was beyond imagination. But not beyond prevention. The UN was there, watching. Watching but not acting. And at the heart of it all a British priest and his young acolyte were forced to confront the depths of their faith, the limits of their courage and, ultimately, to make a choice. To remain with their people or to run away.

international title: Shooting Dogs
original title: Shooting Dogs
country: United Kingdom, Germany
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
film run: 104'
release date: PT 08/12/2005, FR 08/03/2006, UK 31/03/2006, NL 06/2006, BE 19/05/2006
screenplay: David Wolstencroft, Richard Alwyn, David Belton
cast: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Dominique Horwitz, Susan Nalwoga, Steve Toussaint
cinematography by: Ivan Strasburg
film editing: Christian Lonk
art director: Bertram Strauß, Astrid Sieben, Dagmar Wessel
costumes designer: Dinah Collin
music: Dario Marianelli
producer: David Belton, Pippa Cross, Jens Meurer
production: BBC Films, Egoli Tossell Film, UK Film Council, CrossDay Productions Ltd. (UK)
distributor: Metrodome Distribution, Haut et Court (FR), A-Film Distribution (NL), Frenetic Films (CH), Timebandits Films (DE)
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