Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire

Director: Peter Raymont Year: 2004 Run Time: 90min
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire (J'ai serré la main du diable - Roméo Dallaire) (2004)

Canadian Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire was in command of the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission to Rwanda in 1994 when a bloody genocide erupted. Over the course of 100 days, more than 800,000 Tutsis were killed by Hutus, the rival tribe in their country.

Dallaire attempted to stop the killing by alerting the world through the United Nations and the international media. Though his attempts were unsuccessful, Dallaire emerged as a hero. Ten years later, Dallaire returns to Rwanda to personally commemorate the anniversary of that holocaust.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005.

“Dallaire is not only the protagonist of Shake Hands with the Devil, he is a compelling reason to see it.” — Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times


Peter Raymont


Roméo Dallaire


Linda Lee Tracey, Peter Raymont




English, Dubbed in French


EN Subtitles, FR Subtitles

Closed Captioning:

Dubbed in French


Shake Hands with the Devil is filmed and set in part in Nova Scotia. Peter Raymont is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
NR British Columbia
14A Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
14A Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon