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Shooting Dogs

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Synopsis

Shooting Dogs  is a  gripping and emotional story of two men's struggle for survival when caught up in one of the most brutal genocides of the twentieth century.
 
John Hurt plays Christopher, a priest who forges a friendship with Joe (Hugh Dancy), a young teacher. Together they have to confront the limits of their courage as they decide whether to stay or leave in the face of the 1994 Rwandan tragedy. The film explores the powerful dilemma of peacekeepers caught up in a dangerous world, where they feel powerless to act effectively - an exceptionally timely and resonant story.

Details

Year
2005
Type of film
Features
Format
35mm
Director
Michael Caton-Jones
Producer
David Thompson, Paul Trijbits, Ruth Caleb, Richard Alwyn, Karsten Stoeter
Co-Producer
David Thompson, Paul Trijbits, Ruth Caleb, Richard Alwyn, Karsten Stoeter
Editor
Christian Lonk
Screenwriter
David Wolstencroft
Director of Photography
Ivan Strasburg
Sound
Rosie Straker
Principal Cast
John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz, Clare-Hope Ashitey

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Production Company

CrossDay Productions
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London W1F 8ZN
UK

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CrossDay Productions