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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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Christian
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Luc
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Christophe
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Célestin
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Amédée
Loïc Pichon ...
Jean-Pierre
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Michel
Jean-Marie Frin ...
Paul
Abdelhafid Metalsi ...
Nouredine
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Rabbia
Abdellah Moundy ...
Omar (as Abdallah Moundy)
Olivier Perrier ...
Bruno
Farid Larbi ...
Ali Fayattia
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Le terroriste
Benaïssa Ahaouari ...
Sidi Larbi
Idriss Karimi ...
Hadji
Abdellah Chakiri ...
Le colonel
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Le chef de chantier croate
Stanislas Stanic ...
Ouvrier croate 1
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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

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Xavier Beauvois

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Xavier Beauvois ... (adaptation) (dialogue)
 
Etienne Comar ... (scenario)

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Pascal Caucheteux ... producer
Etienne Comar ... producer
Jean-David Lefebvre ... executive producer
Frantz Richard ... area executive producer
Grégoire Sorlat ... producer

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Mike Kourtzer ... (sound mix)

Cinematography by

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Caroline Champetier

Film Editing by

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Marie-Julie Maille

Editorial Department

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Myriam Coën ... digital conformation
Sophia Del-Vecchio ... digital conformation
Julie Duclaux ... assistant editor
Philippe Tourret ... post-production coordinator

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Brigitte Moidon

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Michel Barthélémy

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Yann Megard

Costume Design by

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Marielle Robaut

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Pierre Olivier Persin ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Edouard Decker ... assistant unit manager
Khaled Haffad ... unit manager
Thibault Mattei ... unit production manager
Mounir Said ... unit production manager
Thibault Spiral ... assistant unit manager
Nils Zachariasen ... assistant unit manager

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Guillaume Bonnier ... first assistant director
Akrame El Meziane ... co-first assistant director
Amine Louadni ... second assistant director
Constance Stalla ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Sabine Barthélémy ... painter
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

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Éric Bonnard ... 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

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Jacques-Olivier Molon ... special effects crew (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Charlotte Quemy ... restoration supervisor

Stunts

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Joseph Beddelem ... stunt performer
Tarick Hadouch ... stunt performer
Cedric Proust ... stunt coordinator
Mustapha Touki ... stunts
Mohamed Attougui ... stunt performer (uncredited)

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Sofiane Amly ... additional video assist
Carole Ardoin ... assistant camera
Emmanuel Demorgon ... gaffer
Mohamed El Oirdi ... key grip/dolly grip
Aziz Lechgar ... second assistant camera
Stephen Mack ... first assistant camera
Guillaume Quoilin ... steadicam operator

Casting Department

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Akrame El Meziane ... casting director: Morocco

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alice Cambournac ... costumer

Location Management

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Hicham El Ghorfi ... location scout

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Frédéric Cauvy ... weapons
Agathe Grau ... script supervisor
Serge Hayat ... equity provider
Christian Dines ... bonus material editor (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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 terrorists but they decide to stay in the country and not return to France. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines In the face of terror, their greatest weapon was faith. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Of Gods and Men (World-wide, English title)
  • Von Menschen und Göttern (Germany)
  • De dioses y hombres (Spain)
  • De dioses y hombres (Argentina)
  • Gudar och människor (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 122 min
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Budget EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The official French submission for the Foreign Language Film Award at the 83rd Academy Awards. See more »
Goofs When Luc leans against the painting, his face and left hand touch it noticeably higher in the close-up than during the preceding shot. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cannes Film Festival 2010 (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Seigneur, Ouvre Mes Lèvres 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. And that my death is the same as so many other violent ones, consigned to the apathy of oblivion. I've lived enough to know, I am complicit in the evil that, alas, prevails over the world and the evil that will smite me blindly. I could never desire such a death. I could never feel gladdened that these people I love be accused randomly of my murder. I know the contempt felt for people here, indiscriminately. And I know how Islam is distorted by certain Islamism. This country, and Islam, for me are something different. They're a body and a soul. My death, of course, will quickly vindicate those who call me naïve or idealistic, but they must know that I will be freed of a burning curiosity and, God willing, will immerse my gaze in the Father's and contemplate with him his children of Islam as he sees them. This thank you which encompasses my entire life includes you, of course, friends of yesterday and today, and you too, friend of the last minute, who knew not what you were doing. Yes, to you as well I address this thank you and this farewell which you envisaged. May we meet again, happy thieves in Paradise, if it pleases God the Father of us both. Amen. Insha'Allah.
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