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Beyond the Gates

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Beyond the Gates

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
111 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/09/07
performer:
Hugh Dancy, John Hurt
director:
Michael Caton-Jones
author:
David Wolstencroft
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

In his commentary, director Michael Caton-Jones compares the relentless pace of his devastating Rwandan genocide drama to the sinking of the Titanic. The analogy proves apt as the film vividly recounts the country’s 1994 plunge into chaos. Based on true events, Beyond the Gates follows a priest (a magnificent John Hurt) and a teacher (Hugh Dancy) whose school becomes a haven for Tutsi fleeing the massacre. EXTRAS There’s also a compelling commentary with producer David Belton, an ex-BBC cameraman whose experiences informed some of Gates‘ more horrifying scenes. B+