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Of Gods and Men (2011)

Of Gods and Men

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

February 25, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

120 min.

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Xavier Beauvois

Producer

Etienne Comar, Pascal Caucheteux

Screenwriter

Etienne Comar

Starring

  • Lambert Wilson
  • Michael Lonsdale
  • Philippe Laudenbach
  • Olivier Rabourdin
  • Jacques Herlin
  • Loic Pichon
  • Xavier Maly
  • Jean-Marie Frin

Story


Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay... come what may. This film is loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a masterpiece..”
by J. Hoberman [Village Voice]
“..are so skillfully woven into the immediate narrative..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
“..combines lite formalism and tendentious topicality..”
by Sam Adams [A.V. Club]