Of Gods and Men

Of Gods and Men  {Des hommes et des dieux}
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Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
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WINNER: Fipresci Award: Best Foreign Language Film
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Of Gods and Men
Des hommes et des dieux
France, 2010, 120 Minute Running Time
Topics: Drama, History, Religion, War
Programs: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film, Best of the Fest
Language: French

Awards: Cannes Film Festival 2010 (Grand Jury Prize)

Based on a true incident, the film is set in a Cistercian monastery in Algeria in the 1990s, where eight French monks have lived for years in harmony with the local population. The monastery's abbot, Brother Christian, is as well versed in the Koran as in the Bible, giving him a special insight into, and respect for, the nation he has chosen to work in. But the country is increasingly in the grip of fundamentalist violence, and the brothers must soon decide whether to stay or leave.

A compassionate plea for understanding between cultures, the film muses on the meaning of religious vocation in a violent world, and tackles its subject with authoritative, non-sensationalist forcefulness. Superbly photographed by Caroline Champetier, this powerful but understated drama features terrific performances by an ensemble cast including the magisterial Michael Lonsdale as the monastery's resident medic. Director Xavier Beauvois’ most mature film to date is a work of real contemporary import. Winner, Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival.

DIRECTOR: Xavier Beauvois
Producer: Frantz Richard, Etienne Comar
Editor: Marie-Julie Maille
Screenwriter: Etienne Comar
Cinematographer: Caroline Champetier
Principal Cast: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach, Jacques Herlin, Loïc Pichon
Filmography: The Young Lieutenant (2005), According to Mathieu (2000), Don’t Forget You’re Going to Die (1995), North (1992)

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