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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 15 wins & 25 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
French monks in a catholic monastery Algeria have to decide whether to stay or go back to France. 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:
Puisqu'il Est Avec NousSee more »

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76 out of 96 people found the following review useful.
French monks in a catholic monastery Algeria have to decide whether to stay or go back to France., 10 September 2010
Author: Vehrlah from Zürich, Switzerland

This film appealed to me in several ways. I liked the direct, intimate approach in the way it was filmed. It was very refreshing to see hymns used as a big part of the soundtrack, very different as to what you usually hear :)

In the cinema where i was watching the film, the average age must have been a lot higher than usual, and a few seats away, someone was even quietly singing along with some of the hymns, very bizarre feeling in a cinema!!

I liked the fact that they treated the subject of faith and the possibility of coexistence of Christianity and Islam, as well as the differences, in a very simple, every-day-life-way.

What was new to me was the visualization of fraternity. This aspect was a big thing throughout the whole movie. It is one of the things i least understood about priests and monks until now. It was amazing to see this feeling i have never personally experienced come alive on the screen and sort of being able to feel it myself.

I also liked that they used 'real' people and not pretty Hollywood types, but i suppose that is normal in a production like this.

I liked that a lot was left unspoken, unexplained and open for various interpretations.

The scenes i liked best was the one where: *the abbot was at a lake to find inspiration for his tough decision. *the 'last supper' with the close-ups of the monks' faces and the ballet music *the terrorist and the abbot talk about the birth of Jesus *the ending (usually i don't like abrupt and vague endings like these, but in this film it was bearable and befitting, because in real life it is also still unknown what exactly has happened).

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