Shake Hands With the Devil

Shake Hands With the Devil

DVD - 2011
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In 1993, the United Nations dispatches Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire to far off Rwanda to oversee a fragile cease-fire. A brilliant, workaholic officer and charismatic commander, Dallaire encounters the shabby reality of a typical UN peacekeeping operation. He is forced to deal with far-away superiors and the studied indifference of the world's great powers while trying to take decisive action to stop the genocide of over 800,000 innocent civilians.
Publisher: Port Washington, NY : E1 Entertainment, c2011
ISBN: 9781417234578
Branch Call Number: DVD SHAKE 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Sep 10, 2016

Wow. This is a must see movie. Shocking, horrifying but a story that needs to be understood and as the General says...not forgotten.

Sep 14, 2012

The film tells about a man who was aware genocide was coming and tried to get the U.N. to allow him to do something about it.
But the U.N. turned him down.
Why did the U.N. fail to heed the man's urgent pleas for further assistance to halt the massacre?
I think the film should've looked into it.

Apr 28, 2012

An exceptional adaptation and worthy companion to the book and the earlier documentary of the same name. Dupuis does a fine job of playing Dallaire, and the result of watching this or the documentary, or reading the book, is that you'll feel deeply angry. As you should.

Nov 01, 2011

A beautiful and touching movie starring the talented Roy Depuis, this is definately worth seeing. Unfortunately, it failed to capture the atmosphere of the book and skimmed over a lot of characters. (Luc Marchal, anyone?)

Jan 14, 2011

I have borrowed the DVD from the OPL(Nepean Centrepointe)Branch.
This DVD I would recommend for anyone who is a History Buff.
"Shake Hands with the Devil" is about a True Canadian Hero & Canadian Soldier who did his Job Well and against the World Ignorance to the People of Rwanda,Africa.
R.Dallaire is now in the Canadian Senate and is a Senator.
It is a Major Shame that the Canadian Superior's Ignored his Please for Help and so did other World Leader's.

Anitka Mar 27, 2008

Fast action. Good movie.


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