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Bernard Valcourt is a disillusioned journalist living in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. He’s there to make a film on AIDS while all around him the racial tensions between the Tutsis and Hutus grow. At the Hôtel Des Mille Collines, headquarters for the Western expatriates, he finds a source of inspiration in Gentille, a shy and beautiful waitress. The attraction is mutual but the first steps hesitant. They’re so different: she, so young, he so white. When the violence erupts, Bernard and Gentille are brutally separated. A few months later, nearly a million Rwandans massacred, Valcourt returns to Kigali, looking desperately for the woman he loves. Between the beauty of the love story and the horror of the genocide, Un dimanche à Kigali depicts with clear mindedness and compassion, the best and the worst of humanity.

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Robert Favreau

Since the 1970s, Robert Favreau has written and directed close to 30 productions for television or cinema. His filmography demonstrates his marked interest in social and humanitarian matters. Among his feature films are Portion d’éternité (1989), Trois Femmes, un Amour (1993), that was nominated for a Genie award for best director, and Les Muses orphelines (2000), that earned four Genie nominations and six Jutra awards.

35 mm

118 minutes


Aspect ratio


Subtitled in English

Original version in French


Lyse Lafontaine

Michael Mosca

Director and Scriptwriter

Robert Favreau

Scriptwriting contribution

Gil Courtemanche

Based on the novel by

Gil Courtemanche

Director of Photography

Pierre Mignot


Hélène Girard

Sound Design

Claude La Haye

Marie-Claude Gagné

Hans Peter Strobl


Luc Picard

Fatou N'Diaye

Céline Bonnier

Fayolle Jean

Mireille Métellus

Luck Mervil

Guy Thauvette


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