Find Your Next Favorite Book
Our Money-Back Guarantee

Beyond the Gates ()

directed by
featuring John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Dominique Horwitz, Louis Mahoney

Two outsiders witness an onslaught of bloody Rwandan genocide in this fact-based drama from director Michael Caton-Jones (Scandal). In 1994, Joe Connor (Hugh Dancy) is a British schoolteacher who has volunteered to spend a year at the +cole Technique Officielle, a school in the Rwandan capital of Kigali. Connor's arrival in Rwanda occurs after the nation's Civil War between the Tutsis and the Hutus has dissipated (c. August 1993). Yet despite the official end of this well-publicized struggle, political negotiations between the two groups have reached a stalemate, and the Hutus begin systematic preparation for a mass-genocide of the Tutsi people (who have assumed political power via the establishment of the RPF). Connor has already seen signs of the coming conflict in the abuse meted out to Marie (Claire-Hope Ashitey), a Tutsi student who was one of his star pupils, as well as the bitter hatred expressed by Frantois (David Gyasi), a Hutu janitor at the school. As the genocide erupts, with extreme Hutu factions slaughtering Tutsis by the thousands, the +cole Technique becomes a base of operations for Belgian peacekeeping forces from the United Nations. Most extended visitors from the West (especially America and Europe) flee Rwanda as the fighting breaks out, but Connor decides to stay, and in fact strikes up a friendship with Father Christopher (John Hurt), a Catholic priest who has come to the nation as a missionary. As Father Christopher serves mass and strives to offer solace to the Tutsis and moderate Hutus caught in the fighting, he and Connor use the school as a safe haven for Tutsi refugees; however, after five days of genocidal killing, the U.N. troops move out, leaving little hope for the people they were supposed to protect. Beyond the Gates was produced by David Belton, who helped write the film's story; Belton was a correspondent with the BBC who was assigned to Rwanda when the fighting broke out. Mark Deming, Rovi Hide synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $0.99
Buy new from  $2.89

Change currency
  • 1. DVD, BBC Films / IFC Films (USA) / Metrodome Distribution Ltd, 2007

    $0.99
    List price: $19.98
    You save: $18.99 (95%)

    Add to Cart

    Description: Good. Very light surface scratches that do not affect the use...

    Show details
  • 2. DVD, BBC Films / IFC Films (USA) / Metrodome Distribution Ltd, 2007

    $1.19
    List price: $19.98
    You save: $18.79 (94%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Good

    Ships from:
    IN, USA

    Description: Good. Used DVD. Shipped to over one million happy customers....

    Show details
  • 3. DVD, BBC Films / IFC Films (USA) / Metrodome Distribution Ltd, 2007

    $2.89
    List price: $19.98
    You save: $17.09 (86%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    NY, USA

    Description: New. 024543460619 IN STOCK, SEALED, AND BRAND NEW. FAST...

    Show details
  • 4. DVD, BBC Films / IFC Films (USA) / Metrodome Distribution Ltd, 2005

    $3.91

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Good

    Ships from:
    NY, USA

    Description: Used-Good. Fast delivery with shipping on the same day from our...

    Show details
  • 5. DVD, BBC Films / IFC Films (USA) / Metrodome Distribution Ltd, 2007

    $4.99
    List price: $27.98
    You save: $22.99 (82%)

    Add to Cart

    Description: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Dominique Horwitz,...

    Show details
  • 6. DVD, BBC Films / IFC Films (USA) / Metrodome Distribution Ltd, 2007

    $5.87
    List price: $19.98
    You save: $14.11 (71%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    PA, USA

    Description: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz, Louis Mahoney, Nicola...

    Show details
  • 7. DVD, BBC Films / IFC Films (USA) / Metrodome Distribution Ltd, 2007

    $6.50
    List price: $27.98
    You save: $21.48 (77%)

    Add to Cart

    Description: Like New. Like new DVD in original snap case in excellent...

    Show details
  • 8. DVD, BBC Films / IFC Films (USA) / Metrodome Distribution Ltd, 2005

    $7.01

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Good

    Ships from:
    OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

    Description: Used-Good. Fast delivery with shipping on the same day from our...

    Show details
  • 9. DVD, BBC Films / IFC Films (USA) / Metrodome Distribution Ltd, 2007

    $7.83
    List price: $27.98
    You save: $20.15 (72%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    PA, USA

    Description: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz, Louis Mahoney, Nicola...

    Show details
  • 10. DVD, BBC Films / IFC Films (USA) / Metrodome Distribution Ltd, 2007

    $7.99
    List price: $27.98
    You save: $19.99 (71%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    WI, USA

    Description: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Dominique Horwitz....

    Show details

Reviews of Beyond the Gates

Write this item's first Alibris review Review it now

Discussions about Beyond the Gates

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Subjects related to Beyond the Gates

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!