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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

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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France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alexandre See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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1.85 : 1
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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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Very disturbing and very well made movie on a highky touchy subject
1 March 2019 | by gcarpiceciSee all my reviews

This is a powerful and very disturbing movie based on true facts; the movie is extremely well directed and the key characters' performance is stunning. The film throws a punch in the stomach without wallowing in the details of the sexual scandals, but rather focusing on the devastating consequences of sexual abuse had on children and on their subsequent lives. And, as if that weren't enough, another wave of emotional impact comes when the victims, after long internal struggle, decide to come out and denounce the facts to the public; this has bring massive tensions to themselves and their families. Director and actors deliver an outside performance in rendering such deeply emotional situations in a very dramatic and realistic fashion. You wonder walk out of the cinema without being profoundly touched by this story.


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