A Sunday in Kigali

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A Sunday in Kigali
Directed by Robert Favreau
Written by Robert Favreau (screenplay)
Gil Courtemanche (original novel)
Starring Luc Picard
Fatou N'Diaye
Running time
118 minutes
Country Canada
Language French

A Sunday in Kigali (original French title: Un dimanche à Kigali) is a 2006 Canadian feature film set during the Rwandan genocide.

Directed by Robert Favreau, it relates the story of Bernard Valcourt, a documentary film maker and journalist who falls in love with a young Rwandan woman, Gentille, who works at the Hôtel Des Mille Collines. The brutal violence of the Rwandan genocide separates them; a few months later, Bernard returns to Rwanda seeking Gentille. Most of the narrative unfolds in retrospect.

The film is based on the novel A Sunday at the pool in Kigali, by Gil Courtemanche.


"A Sunday in Kigali" grossed $1.1 million Canadian in Quebec in the fall of 2006, and is set for Sept. 23 release in English-speaking Canada. Video and cable are the best options in other territories.


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