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Of Gods and Men
 
 

Directed by Xavier Beauvois, France 2010
120 mins. French and Arabic dialogue with English sub-titles

WINNER : GRAND PRIX AT 2010 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

 
Summary:
 
An order of Trappist monks whose members include Christian (Lambert Wilson) and Luc (Michael Lonsdale) live among the Muslim population in a quiet corner of Algeria.  As the country is plunged into civil war in the mid-1990s, the men of God must decide whether to stay among the impoverished residents who have been their neighbours, or flee the encroaching fundamentalist terrorists.  The situation that unfolds, based on actual events, has tragic consequences.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"Patient and restrained, 'Of Gods and Men' asks deep, profound questions that will linger in the audience's mind long after the movie."  (Rotten Tomatoes website)

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