During the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, best friends Manzi and Karemera turn enemies after Manzi embraces the Hutu Power movement and Karemera fears for his life as a persecuted Tutsi. Fifteen years later Manzi is released from prison and tries to make amends for his violent past, but neither Karemera nor the rest of their fellow villagers are interested in absolving him. Written and directed by Joel Karekezi, this Rwandan feature never flinches from showing how genocide traumatized whole communities. Despite the horrific nature of many people’s acts, Karekezi advocates reconciliation and peace over revenge and acrimony, though the last point is conveyed hurriedly and sentimentally, which makes for a frustrating and disappointing third act.