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By the Grace of God (2018)

Grâce à Dieu (original title)
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Three men, abused by the same priest during their childhood, engage in a fight for justice that will expose their personal experiences and question their life with their wife, family, and colleagues.

Director:

François Ozon

Writer:

François Ozon (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melvil Poupaud ... Alexandre Guérin
Denis Ménochet ... François Debord
Swann Arlaud ... Emmanuel Thomassin
Éric Caravaca ... Gilles Perret
François Marthouret François Marthouret ... Cardinal Barbarin
Bernard Verley ... Bernard Preynat
Martine Erhel Martine Erhel ... Régine Maire
Josiane Balasko ... Irène
Hélène Vincent ... Odile Debord
François Chattot François Chattot ... Pierre Debord
Frédéric Pierrot ... Le capitaine Courteau
Aurélia Petit Aurélia Petit ... Marie Guérin
Julie Duclos Julie Duclos ... Aline Debord
Jeanne Rosa Jeanne Rosa ... Dominique Perret
Amélie Daure ... Jennifer
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Storyline

Francois Ozon's gripping drama follows three men who band together to dismantle the code of silence that continues to protect a priest who abused them decades ago. Based on events from the 2019 conviction of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon for concealing the conduct of Father Bernard Preynat, BY THE GRACE OF GOD compassionately illustrates the varying effects of trauma on survivors and their families in this urgent portrait of resistance, the power of mobilization, and the mysteries of faith. Written by Music Box Films

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Crime | Drama

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French visa # 148389. See more »

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References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Don't want to say much, just watch it
12 July 2019 | by acheampongwamekwameSee all my reviews

This is a very important film, discussing important area of French politics. There is much care and great resolve for the things depicted on screen. I'm unsure if I could watch it again because it is a very hard film to watch, but I fascinated by the way it all unfolded. Great look in-depth


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,765, 20 October 2019

Gross USA:

$67,059

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,755,652
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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