of gods and men 1S Rating 4 out of 5

Director

  • Xavier Beauvois

Cast

  • Lambert Wilson
  • Michael Lonsdale
  • Olivier Rabourdin
  • Philippe Laudenbach
  • Jacques Herlin

Synopsis

The 1996 kidnapping and murder of seven French monks from an Algerian monastery is the basis for this profoundly moving drama from director Xavier Beauvois. With random attacks of violence by an Islamic fundamentalist group on the rise, the monks - led by brother superior Christian (Lambert Wilson), realise it's only a matter of time before they are targeted. However, they are reluctant to desert the village for which they provide medical care and have become a part of. An intense and thoughtful fllm about the all-conquering strength of faith.

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