Of Gods and Men

Of Gods and Men
  • 2010
  • France
  • 2h 2min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Xavier Beauvois
  • Written by: Etienne Comar, Xavier Beauvois
  • Cast: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale
  • Language: French, Arabic

Real-life inspired story of a group of Cistercian monks caught up in a civil war in an unnamed African country, who must decide whether to save themselves or sacrifice their lives by remaining faithful to their beleaguered community. Poignant, understated and masterful filmmaking from director Beauvois.

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Of Gods And Men (Des Hommes Et Des Dieux)

30 Nov 20104 stars

(15) 121min ‘It goes beyond religion: the film is about men,’ is how French writer-director Xavier Beauvois has described his serenely controlled drama Of Gods and Men. Inspired by real-life events from the mid-1990s, it chronicles the experiences of a…

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