The Overwhelming

By JT Rogers.

A gripping story of a country on the brink of genocide.

Seizing the opportunity to research a book, Jack Exley uproots his family from Illinois to Rwanda in early 1994.

Alarmingly out of his depth, Jack begins a fervent search for a dear and missing friend while his wife and teenage son find trouble of their own.

As Jack involves himself in the local politics, he discovers a pattern of brutality and beliefs that jeopardizes the lives of everyone around him.

Jack Exley....Matthew Marsh

Geoffrey....Andrew Garfield

Linda....Tanya Moodie

Joseph Gasana....Jude Akuwudike

Woolsey/Zimbabwean Doctor....Miles Anderson

Jean-Claude/Verbeek....Nick Fletcher

Gerard....Babou Ceesay

Mizinga....Danny Sapani

Elise/Rwandan Doctor....Chipo Chung

Bangladeshi Major/Man in Embassy....Lucian Msamati

Woman in club/Market woman....Adura Onashile

Director Max Stafford-Clark.

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By JT Rogers.

A gripping story of a country on the brink of genocide.

Seizing the opportunity to research a book, Jack Exley uproots his family from Illinois to Rwanda in early 1994.

Alarmingly out of his depth, Jack begins a fervent search for a dear and missing friend while his wife and teenage son find trouble of their own.

As Jack involves himself in the local politics, he discovers a pattern of brutality and beliefs that jeopardizes the lives of everyone around him.

Jack Exley....Matthew Marsh

Geoffrey....Andrew Garfield

Linda....Tanya Moodie

Joseph Gasana....Jude Akuwudike

Woolsey/Zimbabwean Doctor....Miles Anderson

Jean-Claude/Verbeek....Nick Fletcher

Gerard....Babou Ceesay

Mizinga....Danny Sapani

Elise/Rwandan Doctor....Chipo Chung

Bangladeshi Major/Man in Embassy....Lucian Msamati

Woman in club/Market woman....Adura Onashile

Director Max Stafford-Clark.