One of the most powerful and moving films from last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Of Gods and Men is based on the real-life story of a group of French Trappist monks living in a small village in the mountains of Algeria during the civil war of the 1990’s. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Unhurried and with the most exceptional ensemble performances, it’s a story of companionship, choice and the difficulties of remaining true to yourself and your beliefs in the most difficult of circumstances.
15 cert – 2010 – Dir: Xavier Beauvois
120 mins – Lang: Arabic, French
Cast: Xavier Maly, Loic Pichon, Olivier Rabourdin, Jean-Marie Frin, Jacques Herlin