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Of Gods and Men -- Loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibéhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996, OF GODS AND MEN tells a story of eight French Christian monks who live in harmony with their Muslim brothers.
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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Release Date:
25 March 2011 (USA) See more »
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 »
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 18 wins & 27 nominations See more »
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Top-notch Performances See more (86 total) »


  (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
Khaled Haffad .... 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
Martinus Van Lunen .... construction coordinator
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
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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Also Known As:
"Des hommes et des dieux" - France (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for a momentary scene of startling wartime violence, some disturbing images and brief language
122 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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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The official French submission for the Foreign Language Film Award at the 83rd Academy Awards.See more »
Christian:We are martyrs out of love, out of fidelity. If death overtake us, despite ourselves, because up to the end, up to the end we'll try to avoid it. Our mission here is to be brothers to all. Remember that love is eternal hope. Love endures everything.See more »
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Top-notch Performances, 3 March 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 1996, in Algeria, eight French monks of The Monastery Notre-Dame de l'Atlas of Tibhirine have a simple life serving the poor community that was raised around the monastery. During the Algerian Civil War, they are threatened by terrorist but they decide to stay in the country and not return to France.

One night, the extremists break in the monastery and abduct seven monks. A couple of months later, they are found dead in controversial circumstances.

"Des hommes et des dieux" is a film based on a true story and supported by top-notch performances. The official and non-official versions of the death of the Tibhirine priests can be found in Internet. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Homens e Deuses" ("Men and Gods")

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