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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Synopsis: Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), a Hutu, manages the Hôtel des Mille Collines and lives a happy life with his Tutsi wife (Sophie Okonedo) and their three children. But when Hutu military forces initiate a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Tutsi minority, Paul is compelled to allow refugees to take shelter in his hotel. As the U.N. pulls out, Paul must struggle alone to protect the Tutsi refugees in the face of the escalating violence later known as the Rwandan genocide.

MILITIA MAN #1

It is one more mile on this road.

Paul reaches into his pocket, takes out some Rwandan dollars.

PAUL:

This is thirsty work, let me treat you to

some beers.

As the van pulls away Zozo looks to Paul, relieved.

INT. RUTAGANDA'S WAREHOUSE. DAY

At his desk in front of a fan. GEORGE RUTAGUNDA, late 30's, huge, gold

chains, Rolex watch, (like an African Mafia boss) but the same

Interahamwe shirt. He squeezes an orange rind into a cup of espresso.

Behind him, through his office window, the white van is being loaded

with cases of beer.

George holds out his massive shirt.

GEORGE:

You will join us at the rally today?

Paul sits opposite, sipping coffee.

PAUL:

I will try my best George but these days

I have no time for rallies or politics.

GEORGE:

Politics is power, Paul. And money.

Paul studies his watch.

PAUL:

Time is money, George. We need extra beer

today.

GEORGE:

Business is good at the hotel?

PAUL:

Very good.

GEORGE:

I am always glad to see you Paul.

George leads Paul out into the warehouse.

As a forklift lifts A WOODEN CRATE, George angers.

GEORGE (CONT'D)

Hell man, that is not beer, put it back!

DRIVER:

But, sir, the Carlsberg is behind...

GEORGE:

Forget the Carlsberg, give him Grolsch.

(to Paul)

I won't charge extra.

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Keir Pearson

Keir Pearson, (born December 15, 1966) is an American Academy Award nominated screenwriter notable for the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda. more…

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