Shake Hands with the Devil


112 minutes – Drama
Release date: September 28, 2007
DVD release date: January 29, 2008
Canadian distributor: Seville Pictures

Based on Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire`s award-winning book, Shake Hands With The Devil is an historical drama that focuses on Dalaire`s experiences as the leader of a 1994 U.N. peacekeeping mission to Rwanda that failed to prevent a massive act of genocide in which 800,000 Rwandans were brutally slaughtered. Filmed in Rwanda using many of the actual locations described in the book, and in Halifax, Shake Hands With The Devil stars Roy Dupuis as Dallaire, and Deborah Kara Unger as one of the few journalists who remained in Rwanda after the genocide began.

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Poster and trailer courtesy of Seville Pictures

Shake Hands with the Devil, movie poster



Michael Donovan
Lazlo Barna


Roger Spottiswoode


Yves Simoneau
Michael Donovan


Michel Arcand


David Hirschfelder

Cast: Roles:

Roy Dupuis
Deborah Kara Unger
Jean-Hugues Anglade
Tom McCamus
James Gallanders
Mark Antony Krupa
Michel Mongeau
Amanda Alden
Justin Craig
Don Bottomley
Owen Lebakeng Sejake
David Calderisi
Philip Atkin

Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire
Bernard Kouchner

Major Brent Beardsley
Stefan Stek

CNN Reporter
Bob, Camera man
A U.N. Worker

Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Kofi Annan