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Of Gods and Men
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/10
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OF GODS AND MEN

Des hommes et des dieux

Directed by Xavier Beauvois
France, 2010
Drama

Synopsis

Eight Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers, but when a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps through the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse as they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay.

Synopsis

Eight Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers, but when a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps through the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse as they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay.

Our take

Loosely based on real events involving a group of French monks in 1990s Algeria, Xavier Beauvois’s award-winning drama is a gripping tale of faith in crisis during a rise in extremist violence. Of Gods and Men ultimately explores the courage that is inspired by the experience of being under siege.