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By the Grace of God (2018)

Grâce à Dieu (original title)
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The three men, friends of childhood, will cross, compare their personal experiences and question their life of couple, family and professional.

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François Ozon

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François Ozon
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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
Josiane Balasko ... Irène
Martine Erhel Martine Erhel ... Régine Maire
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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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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France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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By the Grace of God See more »

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Paris, France See more »

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The title of this movie is the translation of the French phrase "Grâce à Dieu", which is commonly used like "Thank God" is in English. It is a direct quote of an unfortunate phrase by ex-Archbishop Cardinal Barbarin in an interview: "Grâce à Dieu ces faits sont prescrits" ("Thank God these events are subject to the statute of limitation"), which was widely understood as expressing his relief that the perpetrator could no longer be prosecuted. See more »

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A must see
21 February 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

This film deals with a French topical subject with subtlety and sensitivity: in a general way, the trial of the Catholic Church against pedophilia and more particularly, that of Father Preynat and Cardinal Barbarin. It highlights an anger (and/or a deep malaise, according to the characters) at first latent then more and more perceptible. The analogy with the American movie Spotlight (2015) is obvious, the main subject being the same; but the way of revealing the truth differs.

As a synthesis: very good actors directed by a François Ozon as sober as efficient.


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