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Of Gods and Men -- Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.

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Director:
Writers:
Xavier Beauvois (adaptation) (dialogue)
Etienne Comar (scenario)
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Release Date:
8 September 2010 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 16 wins & 26 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A magnificent, innovative and brave film See more (81 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lambert Wilson ... Christian

Michael Lonsdale ... Luc

Olivier Rabourdin ... Christophe
Philippe Laudenbach ... Célestin
Jacques Herlin ... Amédée
Loïc Pichon ... Jean-Pierre
Xavier Maly ... Michel
Jean-Marie Frin ... Paul
Abdelhafid Metalsi ... Nouredine

Sabrina Ouazani ... Rabbia
Abdellah Moundy ... Omar (as Abdallah Moundy)
Olivier Perrier ... Bruno
Farid Larbi ... Ali Fayattia
Adel Bencherif ... Le terroriste
Benhaïssa Ahouari ... Sidi Larbi (as Benaïssa Ahaouari)
Idriss Karimi ... Hadji
Abdellah Chakiri ... Le colonel

Goran Kostic ... Le chef de chantier croate
Stanislas Stanic ... Ouvrier croate 1

Arben Bajraktaraj ... Ouvrier croate 2
Zhour Laamri ... La femme de Sidi Larbi
Raouia ... La villageoise (as Raouya)
Farid Bouslam ... Ahmed
Fadia Assal ... La femme de Nouredine
Maria Bouslam ... Saloua
Soukaïna Bouslam ... La fille de Saloua
Rabii Ben Johail ... Terroriste 1
Saïd Naciri ... Terroriste 2
Hamid Aboutaieb ... Terroriste 3
El Alaoui El Hassan ... Le berger

Directed by
Xavier Beauvois 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Xavier Beauvois  adaptation (dialogue)
Etienne Comar  scenario

Produced by
Pascal Caucheteux .... producer
Etienne Comar .... producer
Jean-David Lefebvre .... executive producer
Frantz Richard .... area executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Caroline Champetier 
 
Film Editing by
Marie-Julie Maille 
 
Casting by
Brigitte Moidon 
 
Production Design by
Michel Barthélémy 
 
Art Direction by
Yann Megard 
 
Costume Design by
Marielle Robaut 
 
Makeup Department
Pierre Olivier Persin .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Edouard Decker .... assistant unit manager
Thibault Mattei .... unit production manager
Mounir Said .... unit production manager
Thibault Spiral .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guillaume Bonnier .... first assistant director
Akrame El Meziane .... co-first assistant director
Amine Louadni .... second assistant director
Constance Stalla .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Johanna Colboc .... assistant art director
Guillaume Deviercy .... property master
Hind Ghazali .... set decorator
Omar Ouachachane .... art department
Boris Piot .... set dresser
Francis Poirier .... hod sculptor
 
Sound Department
Eric Bonnard .... sound re-recording mixer
Damien Bouvier .... post sync dialogue
Jean-Jacques Ferran .... sound recordist
Matthieu Fichet .... assistant sound editor
Carl Goetgheluck .... foley re-recordist
Vincent Guillon .... sound & dialogue editor
Vincent Milner .... foley artist
Loïc Prian .... sound editor
Mathieu Weber .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Jacques-Olivier Molon .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Charlotte Quemy .... restoration supervisor
 
Stunts
Joseph Beddelem .... stunt performer
Tarick Hadouch .... stunt performer
Cedric Proust .... stunt coordinator
Mustapha Touki .... stunts
Mohamed Attougui .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sofiane Amly .... additional video assist
Carole Ardoin .... assistant camera
Emmanuel Demorgon .... gaffer
Aziz Lechgar .... second assistant camera
Stephen Mack .... first assistant camera
Guillaume Quoilin .... steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Akrame El Meziane .... casting director: Morocco
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alice Cambournac .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Myriam Coën .... digital conformation
Sophia Del-Vecchio .... digital conformation
Julie Duclaux .... assistant editor
Philippe Tourret .... post-production coordinator
 
Other crew
Frédéric Cauvy .... weapons
Hicham El Ghorfi .... location scout
Agathe Grau .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Des hommes et des dieux" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for a momentary scene of startling wartime violence, some disturbing images and brief language
Runtime:
122 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Brazil:12 | Germany:12 | Ireland:15A | Japan:PG12 | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46413) | USA:R (original rating) (certificate #46413)
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Trivia:
The official French submission for the Foreign Language Film Award at the 83rd Academy Awards.See more »
Quotes:
Christian:[Voice-over] Should it ever befall me, and it could happen today, to be a victim of the terrorism swallowing up all foreigners here, I would like my community, my church, my family, to remember that my life was given to God and to this country. That the Unique Master of all life was no stranger to this brutal departure...See more »
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Soundtrack:
Psaume 142 (Comme Une Terre AssoiffeeSee more »

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32 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
A magnificent, innovative and brave film, 6 February 2011
Author: Thomas Williams from London

The plot of this film can be summarised as: Christian monks live peacefully in Muslim country, political situation changes, monks have to decide whether to leave or to stay. Boring, you may say, nothing happens, you may say and, in one sense you'd be right. But..... The point about this film is not the plot. What this film acknowledges is that the real drama of human existence is internal, the real action in our lives takes place inside of us and the real journeys that we make are in our minds and our souls. This is a film about relationships, between different communities, between individual members of the same community, between individuals and God and between individuals and themselves. This is a film about identity and place - two things we all have in common, like it or not. Personally, I found the religious aspect of the film intriguing. We live in a world in which religion is, again, being used to justify momentous acts. An analysis of how that works and what it means has to be relevant. But even if you are not interested by this, or are, as I know many people are, turned off by the mention of the words "religion" or "God" what the film does is to allow it's audience to begin to look behind these literal concepts at how the spiritual (whatever that might mean to you) functions in our daily lives. So, 9/10. 10/10 is very tempting but the film is not perfect. It would probably be boring if it was and a very definite recommendation. Oh, and by the way, it has some beautiful scenery, some stunning and innovative cinematography and some crackingly good looking men.

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