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Drama
110 min.
Release Date
March 9, 2007 (LA/NY)
DVD Release Date
September 18, 2007 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
110 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images and language

Joe Connor has come to teach in Rwanda because he believes he can make a difference. When the school becomes a haven for thousands of Rwandans fleeing the genocide, Joe promises his brightest pupil, Marie, that the UN soldiers will protect her from the hordes of extremist militia baying for blood outside the school. But when the UN abandon the refugees, Joe and the school's headmaster, Father Christopher, face an agonizing dilemma: should they leave... Full synopsis »

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The genocide in Rwanda made a resurgence a few years ago with Hotel Rwanda, and the crisis is back with the similar-themed but ultimately quite different drama, Beyond the Gates (also known as Shooting Dogs). Directed by Michael Caton-Jones (the forgettable Basic Instinct 2 and the rather cool The Jackal), Beyond the Gates is an in-your-face, bloody and saddening film. Full movie review »
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